In 140 Characters or Less: New Britain took the series lead over the Somerset Patriots thanks to two home runs by Jon Griffin and strong pitching by Kyle Simon.
Emoji Recap: Kyle Simon: ⚡️💨 | Jonathan Griffin: 💣💣
The Game Changed When… Jonathan Griffin stole the show tonight by hitting two home runs and driving in all four runs for the Bees, including a big three run home run in the sixth to give the Bees enough cushion for the rest of the game.
Pitchers of Record: W: Kyle Simon (8-6) | L: Shaun Garceau (4-6) | SV: Rob Bryson (5)
Player(s) of the Game: Jon Griffin (2-4, 4RBI, 2R, 2HR) | Kyle Simon (7.0IP, 6H, 2R, 4K) | Michael Crouse (2-4, 2SB)
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (71-68, 35-34 2nd half) vs. Somerset Patriots (76-63, 38-31 2nd half)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Dylan Thompson (0-1, 9.00) | Somerset Patriots: LHP Efrain Nieves (3-0, 2.29)
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Promotions: Tomorrow is Hardware City Family Fun Day! New Britain Stadium is the place to bring the whole family on Sundays! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Bees. After the game, kids (and kids at heart) can take the field and Run the Bases! Tomorrow is also Fan Appreciation Day as well as our sixth and final 2016 Collector's Pin Giveaway which will be given to the first 1,000 fans through the gates!
Bees Buzz: Michael Crouse’s two stolen bases pushed his season high to 61 and has now stolen 201 in his career … Jon Griffin’s two home runs tonight helped the Bees reach 50 home runs hit at New Britain Stadium…The Bees are 27-21 in one run games and 42-27 at home this season…
About the New Britain Bees
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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.