SUGAR LAND SKEETERS (25-31) VS. NEW BRITAIN BEES (21-35)
In 140 Characters or Less: Two-Fer Tuesday is back, and the Bees and Skeeters will play two today! First pitch for game 1 set for 6:00 PM #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: The series was scheduled to get underway last night but game 1 had to be postponed due to inclement weather. It will be made up tonight as part of a single admission doubleheader beginning at 6:00 P.M. Game 3 of the series will be tomorrow night at 6:35 P.M., and the set will conclude tomorrow night at 6:35 P.M.
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The Bees: This is the first time that New Britain will be playing against Sugar Land since May 10th. The Bees are coming back home after a 7 game road trip in which they went 4-3. Jordan Hinshaw and James Skelton shined at the plate in their road trip and several games before it; they are batting .448 and .423 in their last 10 games, respectively. This will be New Britain’s 7th twin bill of the season, their 6th at home.
The Opposition: This is the first visit that Sugar Land will make to New Britain this season, and will make two more visits in the second half of the season. They are in the middle of a 7 game, 7 day road trip through Connecticut, having just finished a 3 game series against Bridgeport. The Skeeters lost the series 2-1, with their victory coming in game 1, so they come into New Britain on a 2 game losing streak.
Game 1: New Britain: RHP Brian Dupra (3-3, 2.96) | Sugar Land: RHP Mitch Talbot (0 0, 7.80)
Game 2: New Britain: LHP Anthony Marzi (4-4, 2.70) | Sugar Land: RHP Brett Marshall (5-2, 4.85)
Key to the Game – Aggressive against Talbot: Sugar Land starting pitcher Mitch Talbot has only pitched in 5 total games for the Skeeters so far this season, 3 of them were starts. Only once has he given up 1 earned run or less in an outing, and that was his most recent one on June 13th against Southern Maryland. In each of his 4 other outings, he has allowed 3 runs or more. The Skeeters are 0-2 in games on the road in which Talbot pitches, 1-4 overall. Look for New Britain to take advantage of Talbot’s recent struggles on the mound in a Sugar Land uniform this season, capitalizing on some early offensive opportunities and potentially chasing him from the game early, forcing the bullpen to get a workout in the very beginning of the series.
Song of the Day: Johnny Cash - One and One Makes Two
Bees Buzz: Anthony Marzi earned his first complete game shutout in a 7 inning doubleheader game against Bridgeport on May 16th. His last start on June 14th against York was a complete game shutout of the 9 inning variety…Brian Dupra pitched in a 7 inning doubleheader game against Southern Maryland on May 27th and got his first complete game of the season…Mike Lee recorded the 700th strikeout of his professional career in the top of the 1st inning on Sunday by striking out Edwin Garcia…Sunday’s game was Mike Lee’s longest outing of the season (7 innings)…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 was snapped at 8 games on Sunday…Craig Maddox has reached base safely in 10 consecutive games…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 196 on Sunday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 219, including postseason.
About the New Britain Bees
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