NEW BRITAIN BEES (4-13) VS. SUGAR LAND SKEETERS (11-7)
In 140 Characters or Less: #DayBaseball in Sugar Land featuring the Skeeters and Bees this afternoon, first pitch scheduled for 12:05 PM! #BeesInTheHeartOfTexas
Series: The Skeeters officially took the series victory after defeating New Britain in game 4 of the series last night, 4-1. Sugar Land took home victories in the first 3 games of the series with scores of 7-5, 3-2, and 6-1, respectively, with game 2 needing 10 innings to decide the winner. Two games remain in the series, with today’s matchup getting underway at 12:05 P.M., and concluding tomorrow evening with an 8:05 P.M. first pitch.
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The Bees: Mike Lee made his first start of the 2017 season on the mound for the Bees in the game, pitching 3 2/3 innings, allowing 2 runs off of 2 hits and 2 walks, striking out 3 batters. New Britain got their lone run off of an RBI single by Jake McGuiggan. Jovan Rosa notched his team leading 6th double of the season in the game.
The Opposition: Starter Brett Marshall gave the New Britain bats some trouble throughout most of the game, only allowing 1 run off of 4 hits and 3 walks, striking out 6 batters. The Bees had the initial lead after McGuiggan’s RBI single in the 2nd, but they took it right back in the 4th starting with Anthony Giansanti’s RBI single after Kyle Simon came out of the bullpen in relief.
Starters- New Britain: Brian Dupra (2-0, 1.72) | Sugar Land: Bobby Blevins (1 0, 1.42)
Key to the Game- 3 runs or less: On the season, New Britain is 4-2 whenever they limit their opponent to just 3 runs or less in a game. One of those losses being the 10 inning walkoff win for the Skeeters in game 2 of the series, which had a 3-2 final score. Look for the Bees to follow the magical number of 3, scoring 3 or more runs while not allowing their opponent to score more than 3.
Bees Buzz: Jamar Walton notched his 900th professional career hit with a single in the 2nd inning of yesterday’s game…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 157…Jake McGuiggan has reached base safely in 7 straight games…James Skelton drew his 13th walk of the season in yesterday’s game, he’s now tied for the league lead in walks…4 of Jake McGuiggan’s 5 RBI on the season have come during this series against the Skeeters.
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