Game Preview & Recap

GRIFFIN DRIVES IN TWO IN RAIN-SHORTENED LOSS TO BLUE CRABS

GAME CALLED AFTER 6+ INNINGS DUE TO INCLEMENT WEATHER
 
In 140 Characters or Less: Griffin plates 2 runs, but the Blue Crabs take series opener 3-2 after the game was called in the 7th due to rain #NewBritainVsEverybody
 
The Game Changed When… The score was tied at 2, and Brian Bistagne came to bat for Southern Maryland in the bottom of the 6th inning with runners on the corners. With the rain lurking on the horizon, he would break the stalemate with a single to right field, bringing home a run and giving the Blue Crabs the 3-2 lead. It would prove to be the game winning hit in the rain-shortened contest.
 
Pitchers of Record: W: Daryl Thompson (5-3) | L: Kyle Simon (3-4)
 
Player(s) of the Game: Devon Rodriguez (Southern Maryland) – 3-3, 2B, RBI | Jon Griffin (New Britain) – 1-3, 2 RBI
 
Next Game: Saturday, June 17th, 6:35 P.M.
 
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (20-34) vs. Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (30-23)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Eric Fornataro (0-2, 6.47) | Southern Maryland: RHP Drew Hayes (2-1, 3.13)
 
HOME TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
 
UPCOMING PROMOTIONS:
 
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
 
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 6:20 P.M.
 
Bees Buzz: This game was the first game for the Bees to have a rain delay this season, and the first game to be called due to rain on the road since June of last season in Somerset…Not a single player from either team in tonight’s game drew a walk…Jordan Hinshaw has recorded a hit in 7 consecutive games…Yusuke Kajimoto’s on base streak has been snapped at 10 games…With 2 strikeouts tonight, Kyle Simon is now 10 strikeouts away from 300 in his professional career…Tonight’s game was Jonathan Griffin’s 4th multi-RBI game of the season. 3 of them have come in the month of June…The Bees have scored first in 7 consecutive games…Kyle Simon allowed 12 hits in his 5 1/3 innings of work, which ties the season high for most hits allowed by a Bees pitcher in a game…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 194, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 217, including postseason.
 
About the New Britain Bees
 
The New Britain Bees are in their second season of play as a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play at New Britain Stadium. Tickets for the 2017 season are available by calling 860-826-BEES (2337), online at NBBees.com, or by visiting the New Britain Stadium Box Office.
 
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
 
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 35 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB.  The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.
 
For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com
 
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