In140CharactersorLess: The Bees take on the Patriots in the final game of the 2016 season! First pitch 1:35PM!
Series: The Bees have taken two out of the first three games of this four-game series with the Patriots, including winning last night 4-3. In the season series vs. Somerset, New Britain holds a 12-7 edge.
Tickets:BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Promotions: Today is Hardware City Family Fun Day! 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! It 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!
The Bees: Three Bees are in the midst of strong finishes as the season comes to a close, with Greg Golson (.365), Craig Maddox (.322), and Jon Griffin (.306) all batting over .300 in the month of September. The trio have combined to hit five home runs, drive in 21 and score 22 runs.
The Opposition: David Vidal, a former eighth-round pick of the Cincinnati Reds, is batting .333 (6-18) with two home runs, three RBIs, and four runs scored over his last five games. He is also second in the league in home runs this season with 26.
Key to the Game: Finish Strong— The Bees will look to finish strong as the 2016 season comes to a close. The Bees will rely on right-hander Dylan Thompson to help the team walk away with a win to end the season. In his very first start with the Bees, Thompson shut out the Patriots for five inning and allowed just two hits on the road.
Broadcast: YouTube (youtube.com/NewBritainBees). The game can also be heard on 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: “Don’t You Forget About Me”- Simple Minds
Bees Buzz: Greg Golson has reached base in each of his last ten games played…If he plays in this afternoon’s game, Jovan Rosa will have played in every single game for the Bees this season…The Bees will wrap up their inaugural season with records of .500 or better against all but two teams in the Atlantic League…
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.