In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees try to even the series with the Patriots in the second of three from TD Bank Ballpark! First pitch 7:05PM!
Series: Somerset took the opener of the three-game series last night 7-6. After tonight’s game, the series wraps up tomorrow with a 5:05PM start time.
Bees Home Tickets:BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
The Bees: Playing his former team seems to bring out the best in James Skelton. The catcher, who played for Somerset in 2013 and 2015, is hitting .318 (14-44) against the Patriots this season while posting team-highs in home runs (four) and runs scored (11) against them.
The Opposition: Patriots outfielder Aharon Eggleston is batting .396 (21-53) with 11 RBIs during his current 12-game hitting streak.
New Britain- RHP Nate Roe (3-1, 5.55) | Somerset- RHP Will Oliver (3-2, 3.54)
Key to the Game: #NateNight- In each of his three wins of the season as a member of the Bees, Nate Roe tossed at least six innings in each of those starts. Roe gets the starting assignment tonight with the Bees hoping he can give the team length as to avoid dipping into the bullpen early.
Broadcast: YouTube (youtube.com/NewBritainBees). The game can also be heard on these radio stations, WDRC AM 1360 (Hartford), WMMW AM 1470 (Meriden), WWCO AM 1240 (Waterbury), and WSNG AM 610 (Torrington). Bees fans can also listen live by visiting www.talkofconnecticut.com.
Song of the Day: “Payback”- Rascal Flatts
Bees Buzz: Michael Crouse has an eight-game hitting streak entering play tonight…Jon Griffin is two hits away from reaching 600 for his professional career…Over the last ten games, the Bees as a team are hitting a solid .298 (104-349) while scoring 4.9 runs per game…
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