SOUTHERN MARYLAND BLUE CRABS (17-17) VS. NEW BRITAIN BEES (13-21)
In 140 Characters or Less: It’s time for a Saturday doubleheader featuring the Bees and Blue Crabs! Game 1 underway at 12:05, game 2 at 6:35 #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: In the opener of the series and the first time the two clubs have played each other this season, Southern Maryland took a 3-1 victory. The series continues with a split admission doubleheader today; game 1 scheduled to start at 12:05 followed by the night cap at 6:35. The series will conclude on Sunday afternoon at 1:35.
TICKETS: Game 1:BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES Game 2: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
PROMOTIONS: The Bees take on the Blue Crabs in a split admission doubleheader tomorrow, starting with a 7 inning game for game 1 at 12:05 P.M., followed by the night cap at 6:35 P.M. After game 2, FIREWORKS!
The Bees: In last night’s game, New Britain may have fallen short on the scoreboard but they had several key performances. Yusuke Kajimoto and Jon Griffin each has multiple hits; Kajimoto with 2 and Griffin with 3. It’s the third time this season that Griffin has had 3 hits in a single game, and Kajimoto has tallied multiple hits in 4 of his last 5 games. Out of the bullpen, Jason Jarvis threw 4 scoreless innings of relief after Mike Lee threw 5 innings.
The Opposition: The first inning was when the Blue Crabs offense saw the most action. They scored all 3 of their runs in that inning, and were held to zeroes for the rest of the game. RBI singles from Devon Rodriguez and Zach Cone brought home the 3 runs, with the two players going a combined 4-8 in the game. Starter Drew Hayes pitched 6 1/3 strong innings, only allowing the 1 Bees run which came late in his outing, striking out 7 batters along the way.
Starters- Game 1: New Britain: Brian Dupra (3-1, 3.34) | Southern Maryland: Brian Grening (1-1, 3.63) Game 2: New Britain: Anthony Marzi (3-2, 3.81) | Southern Maryland: Gaby Hernandez (2-0, 3.29)
Key to the Game- Grening off balance: The numbers show that Brian Grening struggles more when pitching on the road than when he does at home. He has a 2.08 ERA in 2 starts at home compared to a 4.38 ERA on the road in 4 starts, allowing only 3 total runs at home while allowing 14 on the road. In his most recent start at Bridgeport, he gave up 6 runs off of 13 hits in 5 2/3 innings, not walking any hitters and striking out 3. Look for New Britain’s bats to be strong against Grening, keeping him off balance on the mound and scoring a large quantity of early runs.
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/newbritainbees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 11:50 A.M.
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Bees Buzz: With his 2 hits yesterday, Yusuke Kajimoto is 7 hits away from 300 total hits in his professional career… Jovan Rosa has recorded a hit in 8 consecutive games…Craig Maddox’s hitting streak was snapped at 8 games yesterday, which ties the season’s longest hitting streak by any Bees player…Yusuke Kajimoto extended his on base streak to 9 consecutive games yesterday…Both Yusuke Kajimoto and Jon Griffin notched multiple hits in the game. Kajimoto now has multiple hits in 4 of his last 5 games, and Jon Griffin got 3 hits in a game for the third time this season…Jason Jarvis has not allowed a run in his past 5 innings of relief…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 174 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 197, including postseason.
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