NEW BRITAIN BEES (5-5, 31-49) VS. LONG ISLAND DUCKS (5-6, 41-40)
In 140 Characters or Less: The series against Long Island in Central Islip continues tonight as the Bees send Jonathan Pettibone to the mound #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: This series will be New Britain’s first visit to Long Island since their first road series of the season from April 28th-30th. All games have a scheduled 6:35 P.M. start time. The Ducks took game 1 by a 5-3 final score. Game 2 will be tonight, and game 3 will be played tomorrow night.
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Monday, July 24th vs. Lancaster: Dollar Day Monday
Tuesday, July 25th vs. Lancaster: Camp Day Game/Two-Fer Tuesday
Wednesday, July 26th vs. Lancaster: YMCA Giveaway/YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day
Thursday, July 27th vs. Lancaster: Coors Light Cup Giveaway/Irish Heritage Night/Thirsty Thursday/TD Bank Night
Friday, July 28th vs. York: Fat Tire Friday/Foul Pole Friday
Saturday, July 29th vs. York: Bees Block Party/Stanley Tape Measure Giveaway/FIREWORKS!
Sunday, July 30th vs. York: Linda Cohn First Pitch/Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Day
The Bees: New Britain got on the board first in the top of the 1st inning when Jovan Rosa hit a solo shot to give them the 1-0 lead. The scoring continued when Rosa would knock in his second run of the game in the third with an RBI double, and then Jordan Hinshaw would try to ignite a late rally in the top of the 9th with an RBI single, making the score 5-3 at the time, but the rally would fall short.
The Opposition: Long Island scored 5 runs in yesterday’s game, and 4 of them were scored with home runs. They came off the bats of Alex Burg in the 2nd, Giovanny Alfonzo in the 5th, Angelo Songco in the 6th, and the last one came on an RBI single by Elmer Reyes. The Ducks bullpen was solid in the game, with Rob Rogers and David Aardsma combining to only give up 3 hits through the final 4 innings of the contest.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Jonathan Pettibone (1-4, 4.77) | Long Island: RHP Henderson Alvarez (0-0, 0.00)
Key to the Game – Cool down Songco: In 7 games against New Britain this season, Angelo Songco is batting .346 with a double, 2 home runs and 6 RBI. One of those home runs ended up being the game winning play last night, a 2 run shot in the 6th inning. Overall in his last 5 games he has driven in 3 runs and scored 4 of his own. Look for Pettibone and the Bees bullpen to be selective with their pitches against him, making sure they do what they can to keep him off the bases.
Bees Buzz: Jovan Rosa and Michael Crouse have taken turns hitting home runs for the Bees in the past 4 games. Rosa hit the most recent one with a solo shot last night in the 1st inning. It was also the fourth home run hit in Long Island by the Bees this year, and the first solo shot…Last night’s game was Brandon Fry’s 39th appearance this season, which is a career high for most appearances in a season…Jamar Walton’s on base streak has been snapped at 10 games…Jovan Rosa has tallied 6 RBI in his last 5 games…Greg Nappo’s start yesterday was his longest outing of the season as a member of the Bees (5 innings)…New Britain has never won a game this season where their opponent has scored exactly 5 runs…With 1 inning pitched last night, Brandon Fry is now 8 1/3 innings away from 100 total innings as a member of the Bees…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 220 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 243, including postseason.
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