In140CharactersorLess: The Bees go for an important series win this afternoon against the Patriots! First pitch 1:05PM!
Series: The Bees knotted the three-game series at a game apiece last night with a 4-1 win in the middle game of the series. The two teams play one more regular season series against each other this season from September 15-18 at New Britain Stadium.
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The Bees: Greg Golson has been one of the Bees’ main catalysts during the team’s 4-1 start to this nine-game road trip. The veteran outfielder is hitting .417 (10-24) with a triple, home run, and five RBIs over the first five games of the trip. He also has scored a run in each of the last three games.
The Opposition: During his six-game hitting streak, New Jersey native Vinny Zarrillo is hitting .360 (9-25) with a home run, four RBIs, and four runs scored.
New Britain- RHP Nate Roe (5-1, 5.04) | Somerset- RHP Will Oliver (5-2, 3.79)
Key to the Game: Twist Oliver— The Bees’ offense will look to continue its success off of Patriots’ starter Will Oliver. In two starts against New Britain this season, the right-hander is 0-1 with a 4.91 ERA (six earned runs in 11 innings) while allowing the the Bees to hit a healthy .286 against him. A series win will be in sight if the Bees are able to duplicate their success against Oliver this afternoon.
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: “Land of Hopes and Dreams”- Bruce Springsteen
Bees Buzz: In his lone start of the season against Somerset, Nate Roe allowed just two runs in five innings of work in what would be a 4-3 Bees’ victory on August 27th…Michael Crouse is two stolen bases away from 60 on the season and 200 for his professional career…James Skelton has reached base safely in each of his last five games (seven hits, eight walks during streak)…
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.