In140CharactersorLess: The Bees look to sweep the Skeeters tonight and extend their winning streak to six games! First pitch 8:05PM!
Series: The Bees have won each of the first three games of this series with the Skeeters and now hold a 12-7 lead in the season series entering tonight’s game, which is the last of the season between the two teams.
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The Bees: Michael Crouse hopes to carry over the swing that helped him have one of his best months of the season in August. In 29 games last month, the outfielder lead the Bees with a .337 average (34-101), 13 extra-base hits and 18RBIs in addition to stealing 16 bases in 21 attempts.
The Opposition: The Skeeters will send former Bee Sean Gleason to the hill in the series finale. The right-hander from Colorado will make his first start with Sugar Land after signing yesterday with the team. With the Bees, Gleason was 2-6 in 15 games (four starts).
New Britain- RHP Nate Roe (3-1, 5.30) | Sugar Land- RHP Sean Gleason (0-0, 0.00)
Key to the Game: Feeling Hot, Hot, Hot— As the Bees look for the sweep of the Skeeters, the offense will try to continue the hot hitting that has helped them win a season high five straight games. Over the past five games, the Bees are collectively hitting .297 (55-185) while averaging 6.2 runs per game, the highest mark in the league over those five games.
Song of the Day: “Texas in My Rearview Mirror”- Mac Davis
Bees Buzz: Jonathan Roof’s next hit will set a new career high for hits in a single season (106 hits in 2014 in Boston Red Sox system and this season)…A win tonight would give the Bees their second sweep of a four-game series this season (August 15-18 vs. Long Island)…Craig Maddox is working on an eight-game hitting streak…
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