NEW BRITAIN BEES (10-20) VS. YORK REVOLUTION (12-18)
In 140 Characters or Less: New Britain’s road trip continues as they visit York to take on the Revolution. First pitch tonight at 6:30 PM! #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: After wrapping up a 3 game series with Lancaster, New Britain heads to York to begin a 4 game set against York. All 4 games are scheduled to begin at 6:30 P.M. on their respective days. Game 1 is tonight, game 2 is tomorrow night, game 3 will be on Wednesday night, and the series concludes on Thursday night.
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The Bees: New Britain has recently been making team history with the long ball. Yesterday, Jamar Walton had the first individual 3 home run game against Lancaster, and the Bees hit 4 home runs overall yesterday for the second time in team history. Combined, the Bees hit 8 home runs in the 3 games against the Barnstormers. In the series finale, Anthony Marzi earned a win in his second straight start.
The Opposition: York is returning to their home ballpark after playing a 4 game set in Sugar Land against the Skeeters. They traded wins each night, splitting the series 2 games apiece. The Revs offense outscored the Skeeters 28-24, led by contributions from Travis Witherspoon, who went 8-18 in the series against Sugar Land with 6 RBI and 3 runs scored.
Starters- New Britain: Jonathan Pettibone (0-0, 1.10) | York: Victor Mateo (0-3, 2.84)
Key to the Game- Energy advantage: Both New Britain and York are in the middle of travelling to get to where tonight’s game will be played in York, Pennsylvania. The one major difference is that the Bees had a brief bus ride from Lancaster, and the Revolution are flying back from Sugar Land, Texas. Also, New Britain’s game against Lancaster ended much earlier yesterday than York’s series finale with the Skeeters. Look for New Britain to take advantage of the extra rest that they were able to get compared to their opponent particularly on the offensive side of the ball since Victor Mateo didn’t pitch in the series against Sugar Land, and be extra aggressive to use that energy to its fullest potential.
Bees Buzz: This is New Britain’s first visit to York of the season…Yesterday, Jamar Walton became the first player in Bees history to hit 3 home runs in a single game, and has hit 4 home runs in the past 3 games…The Bees hit 4 combined home runs in a single game for the second time in team history yesterday…New Britain recorded a season high 15 hits in yesterday’s game…Yusuke Kajimoto finished a double shy of the cycle yesterday…New Britain has hit 15 total home runs through their last 8 games…Yusuke Kajimoto and Michael Crouse each had 3 hits yesterday, which ties the season high for most hits by a Bees player in a game…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 170, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 193.
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