NEW BRITAIN BEES (17-32) VS. YORK REVOLUTION (20-29)
In 140 Characters or Less: New Britain is back on the road, heading to York to face the Revs in a Tuesday doubleheader. Game 1 begins at 5 PM #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: This series with York begins with a doubleheader today, game 1 is scheduled to begin at 5:00 P.M. The doubleheader was scheduled to make up the game on May 25th which was postponed because of inclement weather. The series will continue on Wednesday night at 6:30 P.M., and will conclude on Thursday night at 6:30 P.M.
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The Bees: New Britain is heading into York, where they have completed their only sweep of the season back on May 22nd – 24th, defeating the Revolution in 3 straight games. It was originally scheduled to be a 4 game series, but on May 25th the game was postponed, so it will be made up today as part of the doubleheader. The Bees have not played a doubleheader on the road yet this season, but they have played 5 at home.
The Opposition: This 4 game set against New Britain is part of a 7 game home stand for the Revolution, which began on Friday against Lancaster. They won the series 2-1, with their most recent game being a win. Game 1’s starting pitcher, Luis Guzman, is one of the newest additions to the Revolution roster. He was signed on June 10th, and will be making his York debut to open up the doubleheader.
Game 1: New Britain: RHP Mike Lee (0-4, 5.58) | York: RHP Luis Guzman (0-0, 0.00) Game 2: New Britain: RHP Brian Dupra (3-3, 2.64) | York: LHP Frank Gailey (5-4, 4.59)
Key to the Game – Warm Pennsylvania welcome: The last time that New Britain visited the keystone state, their offense was on fire. They set their franchise record in number of hits in a game with 18, and then tied it again several days later. Their powerful offense was the biggest contributor to their sweep of York back in late May, which was part of a 4 game winning streak at the time. Look for the Bees to welcome themselves back to Pennsylvania by putting on a show at the plate, showing Guzman what the New Britain offense is made of and Gailey that the bats have not missed a beat.
Bees Buzz: Jovan Rosa hit an RBI double in Sunday’s game, which was his team leading 14th double. He is now tied for second in the Atlantic League in doubles…Jordan Hinshaw got his first Atlantic League stolen base on Sunday, and Craig Maddox stole his first base of the season…Sunday’s game was the longest 9 inning game for the Bees this season by 1 minute (3:30)…James Skelton drew 4 walks on Sunday, which is a new season high for most walks in a game by a Bees player…Before a run would be charged to him in the 7th inning on Sunday, Brandon Fry had not allowed a run in 9 2/3 consecutive innings after pitching 1 1/3 innings of relief…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 189 on Sunday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 212, including postseason.
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