BRIDGEPORT BLUEFISH (15-12) VS. NEW BRITAIN BEES (9-17)
In 140 Characters or Less: It’s #ThirstyThursday in New Britain as the Bees take on Bridgeport in the finale of their 4 game set at 6:35 PM! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: This series is the first series between Bridgeport and New Britain this season. It began with a doubleheader on the last Baseball in Education Day in New Britain, which was split at 1 win apiece. New Britain shut out Bridgeport in game 1, and game 2 saw a 7-2 victory for the Bluefish. Game 3 was an offensive slugfest with Bridgeport getting a 10-6 victory over New Britain. The series concludes tonight at 6:35.
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PROMOTIONS: Every Thursday game at New Britain Stadium is Thirsty Thursday! All fans in attendance over 21 years of age can enjoy domestic draft beer at half price located at every concession stand!
The Bees: 7 of the starting 9 for New Britain all registered at least 1 hit last night, and 8 of the starting 9 all reached base safely at least once. Steve Carrillo drove in 2 runs, making last night his first multi-RBI game of the season. Michael Crouse hit his 5th home run of the season in the 5th inning, a 2 run shot that brought home Carrillo. Out of the bullpen, Mike Hepple pitched 3 shutdown innings, not allowing a single hit by the Bridgeport offense.
The Opposition: The Bluefish totaled 10 runs on 14 hits in last night’s game, 6 of those runs and 5 of those hits coming in the top of the 4th inning. Alberto Callaspo would hit a 2 RBI double to score Luis Hernandez and Jose Cuevas, which would eventually be the game winning hit. Bridgeport sent 10 batters to the plate that inning. The back end of the Bridgeport bullpen held the Bees hitless in the final 2 innings, thanks to the combined efforts of Manny Delcarmen and David Carpenter.
Starters- New Britain: Kyle Simon (2-1, 3.38) | Bridgeport: Charles Brewer (2-0, 5.68)
Key to the Game- Simon says: Kyle Simon has shut the door in his last 3 outings, elapsing over 8 2/3 total innings. He hasn’t allowed a run off of 6 hits. Despite what Charles Brewer’s record may indicate, his 5.68 ERA is a result of his recent struggles, in which he allowed 12 earned runs over his last 14 innings. Bridgeport has won the last 3 games that he has started thanks to their powerful offense. Look for Kyle Simon to use his quick pace to his advantage to throw off the Bridgeport hitters, keep them off the scoreboard, and let the New Britain offense do their part in taking advantage of Brewer’s recent struggles on the mound.
Bees Buzz: Yesterday’s game had the most combined runs between the Bees and their opponent this season (16)…Yusuke Kajimoto hit his first double in a Bees uniform in the 2nd inning yesterday…Michael Crouse now has 2 home runs and 8 RBI over the last 9 days…Conor Bierfeldt notched his 100th and 101st career doubles in last night’s game…Steve Carrillo batted in 2 runs, making last night his first multi-RBI game of the season…Brandon League made his 700th professional career appearance in the 9th inning of last night’s game…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 166, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 189.
About the New Britain Bees
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