NEW BRITAIN BEES (18-33) VS. YORK REVOLUTION (21-30)
In 140 Characters or Less: #MarziOnTheMound as the Bees continue their series in York against the Revolution, first pitch at 6:30 PM #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: The series began with a doubleheader yesterday evening. New Britain was victorious in game 1 with a 7-6 final score, and York took game 2 by a score of 6-4. The series will continue on tonight at 6:30 P.M., and will conclude tomorrow night at 6:30 P.M.
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The Bees: Last night was the first time that New Britain had played a doubleheader on the road this season. They had played 5 at home previously. They earned a split with Mike Lee getting his first win of the season in game 1, and Michael Crouse hit his 8th home run of the year. In game 2, Crouse notched his league leading 4th triple. In yesterday’s doubleheader, Mike Lee and Brian Dupra were the starters for games 1 and 2, respectively. The last time they had a twin bill on June 7th against Long Island, they were also the game 1 and 2 starters.
The Opposition: After being defeated in game 1, York had a 6 game losing streak against New Britain, which was snapped with a win in game 2. The Revs offense combined to hit 3 home runs during the doubleheader, including a pair of homers in game 2. That was only the second time in the past 24 games that a New Britain opponent had homered multiple times in a single game against them, the other occurrence being June 3rd against Southern Maryland. Luis Guzman made his Atlantic League debut in game 1, pitching 4 innings and allowing 4 runs off of 6 hits. In game 2, York pitchers struck out 9 Bees batters, 5 of them combined from Michael Click and Luke Westphal out of the bullpen.
Starters – New Britain: LHP Anthony Marzi (3-4, 3.21) | York: RHP Victor Mateo (2-4, 3.40)
Key to the Game – More from Marzi: In yesterday’s doubleheader, New Britain relievers only pitched 3 combined innings between the two games, however 5 of them had to come in to pitch at one point in the twin bill. None of the relievers pitched more than 2/3 of an inning, with 3 of the 5 coming in in game 2. If the offensive numbers that were posted yesterday are any indication of how this series will play out, look for Anthony Marzi to go for an extended outing, keeping York off the board and giving the bullpen an easy night after the work that they put in during the doubleheader. Marzi has pitched well as of late, going 6 innings or more in 4 of his last 5 starts.
Bees Buzz: Nate Roe picked up his first Atlantic League save in game 1 yesterday…Mike Lee earned his first win of the season in game 1 yesterday…With 4 innings pitched in game 2, Brian Dupra is now 8 innings away from 500 innings pitched in his career…With 2/3 of an inning of relief logged in game 2, Mike Hepple is now 2 1/3 innings away from 200 innings pitched in his career…Yusuke Kajimoto is 1 RBI away from 100 RBI in his professional career after driving in a run in game 2 yesterday…Game 2 of yesterday’s doubleheader was only the second time in the past 24 games that New Britain’s opponent homered multiple times in a single game…Game 2’s loss for New Britain ended a 6 game winning streak against the Revolution…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 191 after playing in both games of yesterday’s doubleheader, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 214, including postseason.
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