BRIDGEPORT BLUEFISH (13-11) VS. NEW BRITAIN BEES (8-15)
In 140 Characters or Less: The last of 3 Baseball in Education Days in New Britain features a twin bill with Bridgeport! Game 1 begins at 10:35! #IBreakfastWithTheBees
Series: This is the first time that Bridgeport and New Britain are facing each other in the 2017 season. In 2016, they tied their season series 10-10. The first meeting of 2017 begins with the Baseball in Education Day doubleheader getting underway at 10:35 A.M. with game 2 beginning 30 minutes after the final out. Game 3 of the series will be tomorrow evening at 6:35, and the series will conclude on Thursday night at 6:35.
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PROMOTIONS: It’s a Baseball in Education Day doubleheader as the Bees take on the Bluefish for the first time this season! Fans can celebrate the last of three Baseball in Education Days with not one, but two games at New Britain Stadium!
The Bees: After a doubleheader on Sunday, the Bees will be playing their second consecutive twin bill following an off day yesterday. New Britain ended their past week on a high note, splitting the doubleheader with Long Island which would generate a 4-3 record on the week. The week was full of career firsts and milestones, including Michael Baca’s first career home run, Michael Crouse’s 600th career hit, Jamar Walton’s 900th career hit, and Yusuke Kajimoto’s Bees debut.
The Opposition: Bridgeport enters this series as part of an 8 day, 7 game road trip that began last Thursday with a 4 game set against York. They are 3-1 so far on the road trip, and went 4-3 overall last week. Alberto Callaspo has been a major contributor, going 6-15 with a double, 2 home runs, and 3 RBI so far on the road trip. Last time out, starter Cory Riordan pitched 7 innings giving up 3 runs on 8 hits, and Jonathan Albaladejo pitched 5 full innings giving up 8 runs on 11 hits.
Game 1: New Britain: LHP Anthony Marzi (1-2, 6.11) | Bridgeport: RHP Cory Riordan (1-1, 3.60) Game 2: New Britain: RHP Jonathan Pettibone (0-0, 0.00) | Bridgeport: RHP Jonathan Albaladejo (2-1, 5.32)
Key to the Game- Keep the offense going: The New Britain pitching staff has proven to be effective as of late, holding Long Island to 3 runs or less in each game of their recent series. Bridgeport’s offense is stacked with 3 of the top 7 Atlantic League leaders in batting average being on their roster, and it’ll be up to the Bees to show that New Britain’s offense is a force to be reckoned with. Look for the Bees to take advantage of the struggles that each of Bridgeport’s starting pitchers today had in their previous outings, and outlast in what could be shootout style games.
Bees Buzz: Jonathan Pettibone is scheduled to make his first start since May 3rd in game 2 of today’s twin bill…Mike Lee tied the season high mark set by Jonathan Pettibone for most strikeouts by a Bees pitcher in a single game with 6 in game 1 of Sunday’s doubleheader…Jamar Walton recorded his first multi-hit game of the season in game 1 on Sunday…Yusuke Kajimoto made his Bees debut in game 2 of Sunday’s doubleheader…Michael Baca hit the first home run of his professional career in the 5th inning of game 2 on Sunday…With his appearance in game 2 on Sunday, Brandon League is 1 appearance away from 700 in his career…Jovan Rosa played in both games of Sunday’s doubleheader, extending his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 163, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 186.
About the New Britain Bees
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