NEW BRITAIN BEES (25-36) VS. SOMERSET PATRIOTS (37-24)
In 140 Characters or Less: After being re-signed on June 20, Nick Greenwood makes his 1st 2017 start tonight as Bees go for 5th straight win #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: New Britain began their series in Somerset with a 12 inning contest, outlasting the Patriots 5-4 thanks to a solo shot by Craig Maddox. Game 2 of the 3 game series gets underway tonight at 7:05. The set will wrap up on Sunday afternoon at 1:05.
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Friday, June 30th vs. Bridgeport: Fat Tire Friday/Foul Pole Friday
Saturday, July 1st vs. Bridgeport: Fireworks!
Sunday, July 2nd vs. Bridgeport: Martin Rosol’s Giveaway/Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Day
Monday, July 3rd vs. Somerset: Dollar Day Monday
Tuesday, July 4th vs. Somerset: Independence Day/Two-Fer Tuesday
Wednesday, July 5th vs. Somerset: YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day
The Bees: Last night’s game tied New Britain’s longest game that they have played all season by innings (12), the other 12 inning affair coming on April 27th at home against Lancaster. The Bees’ offense was led by Jamar Walton’s 2 doubles and 2 RBI, along with Jon Griffin’s 3 hits. In the end, it was Craig Maddox that would hit the game winning home run in the top of the 12th to give the Bees the 5-4 lead, which would stand after Brandon Shimo would get the final 3 outs in the bottom half.
The Opposition: Somerset starting pitcher Rick Teasley ran into early trouble last night against New Britain, giving up runs in the 1st inning for the first time all season. He allowed 2 runs to score in the opening frame. Through his 5 innings of work, the Bees totaled 13 hits, which is the most hits he has given up in an outing this year. At the plate, 7 different Somerset batters hit a double, which is a new season high for any Bees opponent for doubles in a single game.
Starters – New Britain: LHP Nick Greenwood (0-0, 0.00) | Somerset: RHP Lucas Irvine (3-1, 4.56)
Key to the Game – Endurant bullpen: In last night’s 12 inning game, the New Britain bullpen put a lot of work in. 5 different relievers combined to pitch 6 1/3 innings, which equates to more than half of the entire game. They faced as many batters as Mike Lee did in his 5 2/3 innings of work to start the game (27). The next several games are going to be a test for how endurant the New Britain bullpen is. Look for Nick Greenwood and the Bees defense to force quick, clean innings to keep his pitch count low, extend his outing, and reduce the workload of the New Britain relievers.
Bees Buzz: Nick Greenwood will be making his return to the mound as a Bee after being re-signed on June 20. The Connecticut native currently has the team's longest active scoreless innings streak at 19 innings…This will be Greenwood’s first road start as a Bee, having only pitched in 3 home games last season before his contract was purchased by the Minnesota Twins…The Bees have won 6 consecutive extra inning games, 5 of those 6 were on the road…All 9 Bees starters had at least 1 hit yesterday…Jamar Walton hit 2 doubles in yesterday’s game, his first multi-double game since August 30th of last season, also against Somerset…Jon Griffin recorded 3 hits yesterday, making last night his third 3 hit game this month…Craig Maddox has hit a home run in back to back games for the first time since May 27th-28th of last season, both coming against Long Island…Jovan Rosa has recorded multiple hits in back to back games…Mike Hepple reached 200 career innings pitched after coming in to the game in the bottom of the 6th yesterday with 2 outs, and recording the final out…Last night’s game was the longest game for the Bees this season by 13 minutes (4:07)…Stan Cliburn is 4 wins away from 100 total wins as Bees manager…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 201 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 224, including postseason.
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