In140CharactersorLess: The Bees’ playoff push continues as the team looks to even the series with the Patriots! 7:05PM first pitch!
Series: Somerset took the opening game of the three-game weekend series last night with a 4-3 win over the Bees. Following tonight’s game, the final game of the season series at TD Bank Ballpark will take place Sunday afternoon.
Bees Home Tickets:BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
The Bees: First baseman Jon Griffin is batting .417 (15-36) during his ten-game hitting streak against the Patriots. In those ten games, Griffin has six extra-base hits (five doubles and a home run), nine RBIs and five runs scored.
The Opposition: During his six-game hitting streak against New Britain, outfielder Aharon Eggleston is batting .321 (9-28) with two home runs, six RBIs, and five runs scored.
New Britain- RHP Mike Lee (3-0, 3.06) | Somerset- RHP Shaun Garceau (3-2, 4.81)
Key to the Game: Mike’d Up— Over his last four starts, Mike Lee has allowed two or fewer runs in each of those starts, twice limiting opponents to no runs while averaging 6.5 innings per start. The right-hander will look to continue his stretch of superb pitching in an effort to knot this series at one game each and put the Bees black in a playoff spot.
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: “Not Backing Down”- Blanca
Bees Buzz: James Skelton is two walks away from tying his career high for a single season, which came in 2009 (86)…Craig Maddox is hitting .474 (9-19) with three RBIs and five runs scored over his last five games…During his time with the Bees, Mike Lee is holding opposing batters to a .200 average (7-35) with runners in scoring position…
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.