Game Preview & Recap

LEE PITCHES 7 STRONG INNINGS BUT BLUE CRABS TAKE RUBBER MATCH 2-1

JORDAN HINSHAW EXTENDS HITTING STREAK TO 9 GAMES IN LOSS
 
In 140 Characters or Less: Mike Lee tosses 7 innings allowing 2 runs, but Blue Crabs hold on for a series win over the Bees, 2-1 the final score #NewBritainVsEverybody
 
The Game Changed When… The Blue Crabs were holding on to a 1-0 lead after 3 full innings, and Brian Grening would come back out to pitch in the 4th. After hitting Craig Maddox with a pitch, he would then proceed to retire 14 consecutive batters, leaving the Bees hitless until Yusuke Kajimoto hit a single in the 8th inning. The Bees would end up scoring a run in the 8th but the Blue Crabs would hold on for a 2-1 win.
 
Pitchers of Record: W: Brian Grening (5-1) | L: Mike Lee (1-5) | SV: Cody Eppley (16)
 
Player(s) of the Game: Brian Grening (Southern Maryland) – 7 2/3 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 4 K | Jovan Rosa (New Britain) – 1-4, RBI
 
Next Game: Monday, June 19th, 6:35 P.M.
 
Tale of the Tape – Sugar Land Skeeters (25-30) vs. New Britain Bees (21-35)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Brian Dupra (3-3, 2.96) | Sugar Land: RHP Mitch Talbot (0-0, 7.80)
 
TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
 
PROMOTIONS: Celebrate Father’s Day with the New Britain Bees! All dads can get their tickets to Monday’s game for just $5, and can play catch on the field before the game! Every Monday game at New Britain Stadium is Dollar Day Monday! Hot dogs, chips, popcorn, and more are all priced at just $1 at every concession stand!
 
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 6:20 P.M.
 
Bees Buzz: Mike Lee recorded the 700th strikeout of his professional career in the top of the 1st inning by striking out Edwin Garcia…Today’s game was Mike Lee’s longest outing of the season (7 innings)…New Britain ended their 7 game road trip with a 4-3 record…Jordan Hinshaw has recorded a hit in 9 consecutive games, which is a new season high for the New Britain Bees…Brandon Shimo has allowed 1 earned run or less in his last 6 outings…New Britain’s streak of scoring first has been snapped at 8 games…Craig Maddox has reached base safely in 10 consecutive games…The Bees have been officially eliminated from playoff contention in the first half…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 196, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 219, 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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