SOUTHERN MARYLAND BLUE CRABS (4-2, 42-33) VS. NEW BRITAIN BEES (3-3, 29-47)
In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees are back in action on Fat Tire Friday and Foul Pole Friday vs. the Blue Crabs at New Britain Stadium at 6:35! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: The Atlantic League regular season resumes after the All-Star break with a full slate of games, including the beginning of a 3 game set between the Bees and Blue Crabs. Game 1 is tonight at 6:35, followed by game 2 on Saturday night at 6:35. The set will wrap up on Sunday afternoon at 1:35.
TICKETS:BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
PROMOTIONS: With the Bees back in action after the All-Star break, Fat Tire Friday and Foul Pole Friday are also back at New Britain Stadium! Fans can sign up to win weekly giveaways presented by Fat Tire, and also sign up for a chance to win $50,000 on Foul Pole Friday!
The Bees: New Britain entered the All-Star break with a 3-3 record, having won a series at home against Somerset and then losing a series in Bridgeport against the Bluefish before the break began. In the All-Star game, Jovan Rosa hit a 2 run home run in the first inning to score 2 of the 3 Liberty Division runs. They return to action with this 3 game series against the Blue Crabs, and then will head on the road for a 7 day, 7 game road trip.
The Opposition: Southern Maryland has also played 6 games in the second half before the All-Star break began, going 4-2 overall. They took series wins against Sugar Land and against Long Island, both of them at home. The Freedom Division scored 4 runs in the 4th inning of the All-Star game, all of which were knocked in by Southern Maryland players. Zach Wilson hit a 3 run home run, and Cory Vaughn notched an RBI single.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Nick Greenwood (0-2, 6.40) | Southern Maryland: LHP Pat McCoy (2-4, 4.03)
Key to the Game – Leadoff action: In his 51 1/3 innings pitched this season, opposing hitters that lead off innings are batting .294 against McCoy. 85 batters have registered an at bat against him whenever there was at least 1 runner on base, so McCoy is no stranger to getting out of jams. Look for the Bees to generate early action on offense against McCoy, being extra aggressive on the base paths to make him uncomfortable and bringing those runners home to provide run support for Greenwood.
Bees Buzz: Jovan Rosa went 1-4 in Wednesday’s All-Star game with a 2 run home run in the first inning…Nick Greenwood is 1 out away from 800 innings pitched in his professional career…Sunday’s game was Jonathan Griffin’s first start in the lineup since June 23rd…Craig Maddox has recorded a hit in 11 consecutive games…Jovan Rosa has recorded multiple hits in back to back games, and at least 1 hit in 6 consecutive games…Sunday’s game was Michael Crouse’s first day off since May 27th in game 2 of a doubleheader against Southern Maryland… Jovan Rosa leads the Atlantic League in hits with 83…Jamar Walton has recorded multiple hits in 3 consecutive games…Brandon League has not allowed a run in his last 4 outings, only giving up 2 hits (3 2/3 innings)…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 216 on Sunday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 239, 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. For further information or to reserve seats, email email@example.com, call 860-826-BEES (2337), or visit NBBees.com.
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 37 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.