NEW BRITAIN BEES (20-33) VS. SOUTHERN MARYLAND BLUE CRABS (29-23)
In 140 Characters or Less: Bees head to Waldorf to pay another visit to the Blue Crabs, game 1 of their weekend series begins tonight at 6:35 #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: For the second time in the month of June, the Bees will play a 3 game weekend set in Waldorf against the Blue Crabs. Game 1 is tonight at 6:35 P.M., and will be followed by a Saturday night matchup also at 6:35. The series will conclude on Sunday afternoon at 2:05 P.M.
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Monday, June 19th vs. Sugar Land: Father’s Day Celebration/Dollar Day Monday
Tuesday, June 20th vs. Sugar Land: Two-Fer Tuesday
Wednesday, June 21st vs. Sugar Land: YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day
Thursday, June 22nd vs. Sugar Land: Thirsty Thursday
The Bees: New Britain is coming off of a series clinching win against York yesterday. They are in the middle of a 7 game road trip, which concludes with this weekend series against Southern Maryland. So far on the trip they are 3-1. This will be the second time in 2 weeks that New Britain is visiting Waldorf to face the Blue Crabs, having already completed a series against them on the first weekend of June. The Bees were also victorious in that series, 2-1.
The Opposition: Two teams in the Atlantic League did not play yesterday, and Southern Maryland was one of them; the other team being Sugar Land. Those two clubs just got finished playing a 6 game set in Texas, which the Blue Crabs won 5 of the 6 games. The only one that they lost was the first game, so they come in to this series against the Bees on a 5 game win streak. Zach Cone has been getting the job done for the Blue Crabs, hitting .381 in his last 5 games with a home run and 6 RBI.
Starters – New Britain: RHP Kyle Simon (3-3, 4.47) | Southern Maryland: RHP Daryl Thompson (4-3, 2.95)
Key to the Game – Run support for Simon: Two starts ago, Kyle Simon pitched against the Blue Crabs at Southern Maryland, and the Bees saw their first 9 inning outing by a New Britain pitcher of the season. However, the game remained tied after 9 full innings, forcing extras, which the Bees would eventually overcome to get the victory, but Simon would not get a decision. Simon has been on fire on the mound as of late, posting an ERA of 1.56 in his last 2 starts, combining for 17 1/3 innings and striking out 7 batters. Look for the Bees offense to back up Simon, giving him a lead to work with in today’s game, and strive to give him the win in Southern Maryland that he missed getting on his first start in Waldorf.
Bees Buzz: Jonathan Pettibone earned his first ALPB win in yesterday’s contest…Yusuke Kajimoto tallied his 100th professional RBI yesterday with an RBI double in the top of the 2nd inning…Jordan Hinshaw has recorded a hit in 6 consecutive games, and has notched multiple hits in 4 of his last 5 games…Yusuke Kajimoto has reached base safely in 10 consecutive games…Stan Cliburn is 9 wins away from 100 total wins as manager of the New Britain Bees…The Bees have scored in multiple innings in 7 consecutive games…8 of the starting 9 Bees players reached base safely at least once yesterday…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 193, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 216, including postseason.
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