In140CharactersorLess: The Bees and Patriots battle in the rubber match of their three-game series! First pitch 5:05PM!
Series: New Britain knotted the series at a game apiece last night with a 4-3 win in ten innings. The two Liberty Division rivals have seven more games remaining against each other, with the next series coming at Somerset September 9-11.
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The Bees: In six games at TD Bank Ballpark this season, Jon Griffin has picked up hits in each of those games and is batting .409 (9-22) with eight RBIs overall in road games against the Patriots.
The Opposition: With a two hit night last night, Eric Farris continues to hit very well against the Bees this year. The former Milwaukee Brewer is batting .318 (14-44) in 12 games against New Britain with five RBIs and ten runs scored. He also has a four-game hitting streak against the Bees coming into today’s game.
New Britain- RHP Brian Dupra (4-3, 4.44) | Somerset- LHP Nik Turley (3-1, 2.52)
Key to the Game: Southpaw Struggles- The Bees have generally struggled against left-handed pitchers this season, collectively batting just .243 with a .319 on-base percentage (.273 BA, .333 OBP vs. right-handers). With lefty Nik Turley on the mound for the Patriots, the Bees will need to figure out a way to overcome their woes against southpaws to pick up an important series win against a division rival.
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: “One Little Victory”- Rush
Bees Buzz: Michael Crouse enters the series finale working on a nine-game hitting streak…Jon Griffin has driven in two runs in a game in each of the last three games…After last night’s appearance, reliever Rob Bryson heads into this series finale with 299 career games pitched as a professional…
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