In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look to take the final game of the season series vs. the Bluefish! First pitch 6:35PM!
Series: The Bluefish took the middle game of the three-game series last night to knot the series at a game apiece. The ‘Fish head into the final game of the season series leading 10-9.
Promotions: Tonight is Teacher Appreciation Night at New Britain Stadium! Use the promo code "TEACHER" when purchasing tickets to get $2 off! Also, one fan in attendance is guaranteed to win $500, courtesy of Frank Marrocco, CPA! It is also Thirsty Thursday! The Sam Adams Rooftop Bar will be open to all fans (21+) and will feature drink specials, including half price domestics all night long!
Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
The Bees: In three games (two starts) against Bridgeport this season, left-hander Jarret Leverett has allowed just four earned runs in 16.2 innings, good for a 2.16 ERA. In his last start against the Bluefish, the native of Georgia allowed just one run in seven innings on July 23.
The Opposition: During his five-game hitting streak, catcher Jose Gil is batting .474 (9-19) with three doubles, four RBIs, and two runs scored, and is hitting .292 (7-24) in seven games against the Bees.
New Britain- LHP Jarret Leverett (3-7, 3.50) | Bridgeport- RHP Ross Seaton (0-2, 7.78)
Key to the Game: Bring ‘Em Home- The Bees have left 21 runners on base through the first two games of this series against the Bluefish, including 13 in last night’s 4-3 extra-inning loss. To end the season series 10-10 against the Bluefish, the Bees will have to figure out a way to turn those baserunners into runs on the scoreboard.
Song of the Day: “Happy Trails to You”- Roy Rogers & Dale Evans
Bees Buzz: Both Michael Crouse (six) and Greg Golson (seven) enter tonight’s game with hitting streaks of at least five games…Craig Maddox is one hit away from reaching 600 hits in his professional career…Over his last six games against Bridgeport, James Skelton is hitting .450 (9-20) with five runs scored and five RBIs…
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play all their home games at the newly renovated New Britain Stadium. For further information or to become a season ticket holder, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 860-826-BEES (2337), or visit NBBees.com.
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