In140CharactersorLess: The Bees’ push to the playoffs continues as they return home to face the Patriots in the final homestand of the season! First pitch 6:35PM!
Series: Somerset took two out of three in the last series between the two teams, which occurred September 9-11 in New Jersey. The Bees, however, enter this four-game series with a 10-6 advantage in the season series.
Tickets:BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Promotions: Tonight is Bark In The Park Night, where fans are welcome to bring along all their four-legged friends to the ballpark! It is also a Thirsty Thursday! The Sam Adams Rooftop Bar will be open to all fans and feature drink specials, including half price domestics all night long!
The Bees: The Bees return home for the first time since September 4 following a nine-game road trip in which they went 5-4. New Britain enters the final series of the regular season just one game behind Sugar Land for the top spot in the wild card and four games behind Somerset in the second half Liberty Division standings.
The Opposition: Somerset began its final road trip of the season by dropping two of three games to Bridgeport, though the Patriots still hold a three game lead on the Bluefish in the Liberty Division (and four games on the Bees). The Patriots are 37-29 in the second half and 75-61 overall.
New Britain- RHP Mike Lee (4-0, 2.84) | Somerset- RHP Donovan Hand (4-9, 5.15)
Key to the Game: Lee The Way— With the Bees fighting for their playoffs lives entering the final series of the season, the team needs to start the series off on the right foot. Enter Mike Lee, who has been the Bees’ best starting pitcher for much of the past month. The right-hander owns a 4-0 record and 1.42 ERA over his last five starts dating back to August 18th, and will look to keep the Bees in the playoff hunt with another strong start tonight.
Bees Buzz: Michael Crouse is one stolen base away from 60 on the season and 200 for his professional career…Craig Maddox enters tonight’s game eighth in the league in batting average (.308) and fifth in the league in hits (152)…Jon Griffin is four RBIs away from reaching 400 in his career…
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 36 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.