SOUTHERN MARYLAND BLUE CRABS (5-2, 43-33) VS. NEW BRITAIN BEES (3-4, 29-48)
In 140 Characters or Less: Bees take on Southern Maryland in game 2 of 3 tonight at 6:35 with FIREWORKS after the game! Kyle Simon gets the nod! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: Game 1 of the series was an 11 inning affair which saw the Blue Crabs come out victorious 5-4. Game 2 will be tonight at 6:35. The set will wrap up tomorrow afternoon at 1:35.
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PROMOTIONS: Relive your favorite Hardware City baseball memories on New Britain Baseball Throwback Night! Any fan wearing past or present New Britain professional baseball gear will get a $5 ticket to the game! After the game, FIREWORKS!
The Bees: All four of the New Britain runs in last night’s game were scored in the 2nd inning. It started with an RBI double by Jordan Hinshaw to score Jon Griffin, and then it was immediately followed by a three run home run by Michael Crouse. The frame gave New Britain a 4-3 lead at the time. Jon Griffin set a Bees season high with 4 hits in the game, his first 4 hit game since June 19 of last season against Sugar Land.
The Opposition: The Southern Maryland scoring started early with three runs in the 1st inning, before the Bees even came to bat. Cory Vaughn brought all three of them home with one swing, hitting a three run home run. He would go on to bring four total runs home and score two runs of his own, including the game winning run in the top of the 11th.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Kyle Simon (5-6, 4.61) | Southern Maryland: RHP Drew Hayes (4-3, 4.67)
Key to the Game – Polished beginning: New Britain’s opponents have scored in the 1st inning in 4 consecutive games. When the Bees allow runs in either the 1st or 2nd innings, they are a combined 14-27. On the other side of the ball, when the Bees score in either the 1st or 2nd innings, they are a combined 22-20. Look for Kyle Simon to start off the game with a quick, clean, polished first few innings, allowing the New Britain offense to step up to the plate and have a shot at securing the first lead.
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Bees Buzz: Michael Crouse hit his second 3 run home run of the season in yesterday. He is tied for the team lead in 3 run home runs with Conor Bierfeldt (2)…With the flyout of Brian Bistagne in the top of the 1st inning for the first out of the game yesterday, Nick Greenwood officially logged 800 innings pitched in his professional career…Yesterday’s game was Nick Greenwood’s longest outing of the season (6 innings)…Jon Griffin totaled 4 hits yesterday, his first 4 hit game since June 19 of last season against Sugar Land, and the first 4 hit game for any Bees player this season…Yesterday’s game was New Britain’s 4th extra inning game against the Blue Crabs this season. They are 3-1 in extra inning contests against Southern Maryland. The loss snaps New Britain’s win streak in extra inning games at 6…Yesterday’s game was Craig Maddox’s first day off this season. With that, Jovan Rosa is now the only player in the Atlantic League to have played all 77 games this season…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 217 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 240, including postseason.
About the New Britain Bees
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