NEW BRITAIN BEES (2-1, 28-45) VS. BRIDGEPORT BLUEFISH (2-2, 43-31)
In 140 Characters or Less: Greenwood and the Bees visit Bridgeport for a 3 game set with vs. Bluefish, the last series before the All-Star break #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: This will be the final series for the Bees before the All-Star break. Game 1 is tonight at 7:12, followed by game 2 tomorrow night at 6:12. The set will wrap up on Sunday afternoon at 1:12.
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The Bees: New Britain is fresh off a home series win against Somerset to begin the second half and will be playing their first road series of the second half. Jovan Rosa hit a 3 run home run in the first inning in their last game on Wednesday to give the Bees the early lead. After Somerset battled back to tie the game late, Craig Maddox drove in Tsuyoshi Fujiwara in the bottom of the 9th to give New Britain their third walkoff win of the season.
The Opposition: Bridgeport began the second half of their season at home with a 4 game series against York. The two clubs would split the series at 2 games apiece, with the last game going to York. Their contest was only one of two played yesterday after Sugar Land and Southern Maryland’s game was postponed. D’Arby Myers has been making noise at the plate, putting up a .438 batting average in his last 5 games with a home run.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Nick Greenwood (0-1, 4.15) | Bridgeport: RHP Cory Riordan (6-3, 3.35)
Key to the Game – Extra rest: New Britain and Somerset were the only two teams with a scheduled off day yesterday. Bridgeport may not have had to travel since they are in the middle of a home stand, but they played the final game of their series against York last night while the Bees got some extra rest. Look for New Britain to use this extra rest to their advantage against Bridgeport, allowing their rejuvenated senses to help carry them to a victory.
Bees Buzz: Wednesday’s game was New Britain’s third walkoff win of the season, and their first walkoff win since May 28th against Southern Maryland…New Britain has won the first series of each half of the 2017 season…Wednesday’s game was Greg Nappo’s first start as a member of the Bees. He pitched 4 innings, allowing 1 run off of 3 hits…Jovan Rosa hit his 9th home run of the season in the bottom of the 1st inning on Wednesday, and his first of the season of the 3 run variety…The Bees have scored first in 4 consecutive games…Jovan Rosa had 3 hits on Wednesday night for his team leading 22nd multi-hit game of the season. He has also recorded 3 hits in a game twice in his past 8 games…The Bees and their opponent have been tied after 7 innings in back to back games for the first time this season…Stan Cliburn is 1 win away from 100 wins as manager of the Bees…Shawn Gilblair is 5 strikeouts away from 400 strikeouts in his career…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 213 on Wednesday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 236, including postseason.
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