In140CharactersorLess: The Bees look to continue their hot play as they open an important three-game set with the Patriots! First pitch 7:05PM!
Series: The Bees hold a commanding 9-4 lead in the season series with the Patriots entering the opening game of this three-game set. New Britain took two of three in the last meeting between the teams in towards the end of August.
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The Bees: The Bees open this series with the Patriots tied for the lead in the wild card race with the Sugar Land Skeeters with a 67-63 record. The Bees began their nine-game road trip by sweeping the Lancaster Barnstormers, and have now won nine straight road games.
The Opposition: The Patriots enter tonight’s game with the Bees on a four-game winning streak, and have won each of their last three series since dropping two of three to the Bees in late August. At 34-26, Somerset holds a three-game lead in the second half Liberty Division standings.
New Britain- RHP Dylan Thompson (0-0, 0.00) | Somerset- RHP Donovan Hand (4-7, 5.20)
Key to the Game: Welcome Dylan— Acquired in a trade yesterday with the Sioux Fall Canaries of the American Association, Dylan Thompson makes his first start tonight as a member of the Bees. The right-hander pitched to a 3.38 ERA in 22 games (eight starts) while walking just 16 batters in 68 innings with the Canaries, and the Bees will hope that the right-hander carries that success over to the Atlantic League.
Broadcast: YouTube (youtube.com/NewBritainBees). The game can also be heard on WDRC AM 1360 (Hartford), as well as 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: “Ain’t No Stopping Us Now”- McFadden and Whitehead
Bees Buzz: Craig Maddox has picked up at least one hit in ten straight road games…Closer Shawn Gilblair has converted each of his last 14 save opportunities…Jon Griffin enters this series as the team’s leading hitter against Somerset, batting .409 (18-44) with a home run and ten RBIs in 12 games against the Patriots this year…
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are members of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and are in their inaugural season of play at New Britain Stadium. Tickets for the 2017 season, as well as all remaining 2016 home games, are available by calling 860-826-BEES (2337), online at NBBees.com, or by visiting the New Britain Stadium Box Office.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 35 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.