NEW BRITAIN BEES (19-33) VS. YORK REVOLUTION (21-31)
In 140 Characters or Less: Up 2 games to 1 in the series against York, Jonathan Pettibone and the Bees aim for a series win tonight at 6:30 PM #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: This series with York began with a doubleheader on Tuesday night, which the two teams would split. New Britain took the win in game 1 with a 7-6 final score, and York was victorious in game 2 by a score of 6-4. Last night, Anthony Marzi pitched a complete game shutout to defeat the Revolution 2-0. The final game of the series is tonight at 6:30 P.M.
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The Bees: The main story for New Britain yesterday was Berlin, CT native Anthony Marzi. He went the distance, limiting the York offense to just 5 hits and striking out 2 batters. The only Bees runs came in the 1st and 8th innings. Conor Bierfeldt drove in James Skelton with an RBI single in the 1st, and Craig Maddox drove in Yusuke Kajimoto with an RBI double in the 8th.
The Opposition: Victor Mateo countered Anthony Marzi’s strong start very well with a quality outing of his own, pitching 7 innings while only allowing 1 run. The offense for York was quiet, although they managed to put the ball in play quite often, limiting the strikeouts by Marzi. 25 of the 27 outs had to be recorded by Bees fielders. Alexi Casilla recorded the only extra base hit for the Revolution in the game with a double in the 9th.
Starters – New Britain: RHP Jonathan Pettibone (0-2, 2.47) | York: RHP Curtis Partch (3-3, 4.46)
Key to the Game – Clean, polished defense: One of the biggest factors that contributed to Anthony Marzi’s stellar performance last night that may not have shown up on the scorecard was the defense behind him. Marzi only struck out 2 batters and walked 1 while allowing 5 hits, facing a grand total of 33 Revolution hitters. That equates to 25 York batters putting the ball in play, and 25 fielding putouts being made. Yesterday was also the first time that the Bees defense did not commit an error since game 1 of the doubleheader against Long Island on June 7th. Look for the Bees to keep it up with the polished defense behind Jonathan Pettibone, as they have shown last night how far a clean fielding game can go when going for a win.
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Bees Buzz: Yesterday’s game was the longest outing of Anthony Marzi’s professional career…Yesterday’s game was Marzi’s second complete game shutout of his career, the first of the 9 inning variety…Yesterday was the first 9 inning complete game shutout for a Bees pitcher since Kyle Simon shut out Somerset on June 22nd, 2016…Jordan Hinshaw has recorded multiple hits in 3 of his last 4 games…Yusuke Kajimoto has reached base safely in 9 consecutive games…Jovan Rosa hit his team leading 16th double in the 1st inning yesterday…Yusuke Kajimoto’s hitting streak was snapped at 8 games yesterday, which ties the season high for New Britain…Conor Bierfeldt has recorded multiple hits in 4 of his last 6 games…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 192 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 215, including postseason.
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