NEW BRITAIN BEES (25-40) VS. LANCASTER BARNSTORMERS (35-29)
In 140 Characters or Less: Kyle Simon gets the start in tonight’s showdown with the Lancaster Barnstormers, first pitch set for 6:30 PM #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: The series began last night with a 3-1 victory for Lancaster. Game 2 featured 23 combined runs and 26 combined hits, resulting in a 14-9 win for the Barnstormers. Game 3 will be tomorrow night at 6:35, and the final game will be on Thursday night, also at 6:35.
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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/New Britain Day
Wednesday, July 5th vs. Somerset: YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day
The Bees: New Britain totaled 9 runs last night, 6 of those runs coming from the combined efforts of Jovan Rosa and Jordan Hinshaw, who both had 3 RBI performances. Hinshaw’s 3 RBI came from one swing of the bat, when he hit a 3 run home run in the 6th inning, his first in the Atlantic League. Jamar Walton got his first stolen base when he stole third in the 5th, and Yusuke Kajimoto has notched multiple hits in 4 of his last 6 games after getting 2 last night.
The Opposition: The 14 runs that Lancaster scored were the most scored against New Britain in a single game in Bees franchise history. A 7 run 5th inning led the offensive surge, which ties the most runs that the Bees have given up in a single inning this season. The Barnstormers hit 5 home runs, 3 of them by Garrett Weber, who went 5-5 on the night with 5 total RBI and 4 runs scored.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Kyle Simon (4-4, 4.58) | Lancaster: LHP Rommie Lewis (3-5, 6.11)
Key to the Game – Rommie off balance: Lancaster starter Rommie Lewis has only made one appearance this season against New Britain, a bullpen appearance on May 21st. Since the month of June began, Lewis has struggled, particularly on the road. He has generated a 5.79 ERA this month in 18 2/3 innings pitched with 10 walks and 7 strikeouts. He has also given up 9 or more hits in 4 of his last 6 starts. Look for the Bees offense to be aggressive, yet patient at the plate, swinging for contact when they see pitches they like and forcing the defense behind Lewis to make plays happen.
Bees Buzz: Today’s game is scheduled to be Kyle Simon’s 200th game of his career, and his first start against the Barnstormers this season…Yesterday’s game featured the most combined runs in a game by the Bees and their opponent this season with 23. The previous season high was 18, and was achieved twice (May 18th vs. Bridgeport, and June 9th vs. Somerset)…Jordan Hinshaw hit his first Atlantic League home run yesterday, a 3 run shot in the 6th inning…Jovan Rosa tallied 3 RBI yesterday, his first 3 RBI performance since August 4th of last season against York…Jordan Hinshaw also drove in 3 runs yesterday, making last night his first 3 RBI game of the season…Bees pitchers gave up 5 home runs yesterday to Lancaster, 3 of them to Garrett Weber. Those set new season highs for most home runs allowed in a game to both an opponent and a single player…Lancaster’s 14 runs yesterday were the most runs that New Britain has given up in a game in franchise history…8 of the 9 Bees starters in the batting order had at least 1 hit yesterday…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 205 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 228, including postseason.
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