NEW BRITAIN BEES (4-11) VS. SUGAR LAND SKEETERS (9-7)
In 140 Characters or Less: Jarvis on the hill as the battle of the bugs continues in Sugar Land between the Bees and Skeeters, 3:05 first pitch! #BeesInTheHeartOfTexas
Series: Sugar Land took the victory 7-5 on Friday night to open the 6 game set. It took 10 innings to decide the winner in game 2 yesterday, but Sugar Land walked off with a 3-2 victory. The third game will be this afternoon beginning at 3:05 P.M., and the series will continue into next week with tomorrow’s game at 8:05 P.M., Tuesday’s game at 12:05 P.M., then concluding on Wednesday night at 8:05 P.M. All times listed are eastern time.
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The Bees: For the second straight game, the Bees have hit 2 home runs with James Skelton and Michael Crouse each hitting a solo shot last night. Crouse, along with Conor Bierfeldt, had multiple hits in yesterday’s game. They are now tied for the team lead in multi-hit games at 4 with Craig Maddox and Jon Griffin. Out of the bullpen, the combined efforts of Mike Hepple, Brandon Fry, and Chris Hayes limited the Skeeters to just 1 run and 4 hits across 4 1/3 innings.
The Opposition: The bullpen for Sugar Land was the major turning point in yesterday’s game, as the combined efforts of 4 different relievers limited the Bees offense to only 1 hit and 3 walks through 4 full innings. New Britain scored both of their runs off of starter Jake Hale, who allowed 6 hits through his 6 innings of work. Anthony Giansanti has been a key contributor at the plate for the Skeeters in this series so far, going 5-7 with 3 doubles, an RBI, and 2 runs scored.
Starters- New Britain: Jason Jarvis (0-1, 5.00) | Sugar Land: Michael Nix (0-3, 3.93)
Key to the Game- Late inning rally: So far in the two games of this series against Sugar Land, New Britain has scored 7 total runs. None of those runs have come later than the 4th inning. The Bees have shown that they can get runs on the board early, and establish a lead if applicable. Look for New Britain to keep the bats going through the second half of the game and beyond to reinforce their early lead, keeping the Sugar Land bullpen on their toes.
Bees Buzz: The Bees have hit 2 home runs in back to back games…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 155 yesterday…Michael Crouse extended his hitting streak to 8 games and his on base streak to 9 games yesterday…New Britain had 2 stolen bases in yesterday’s game, tying a season high for the Bees…Yesterday’s loss marks the first defeat for New Britain on a weekend game this season.
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