NEW BRITAIN BEES (6-5, 32-49) VS. LONG ISLAND DUCKS (5-7, 41-41)
In 140 Characters or Less: With the series even at 1 apiece, the Bees send Brian Dupra to the hill looking for the series win tonight at 6:35 #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: This series is New Britain’s first visit to Long Island since their first road series of the season from April 28th-30th. The Ducks took game 1 by a 5-3 final score. The Bees evened the series with a victory in game 2, 8-2. The rubber match of the series will be tonight at 6:35.
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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: Conor Bierfeldt was the main headline of last night’s game for New Britain. For the third time this season, he hit multiple home runs in a game, and set a new Bees franchise record for most home runs by a single player in a season. Jamar Walton delivered the game winning knock with a bases clearing 3 RBI double in the top of the 3rd, giving New Britain a 5-0 lead at the time. The combined efforts of Jonathan Pettibone and the Bees bullpen limited the Ducks to just 5 hits and 2 runs all game.
The Opposition: Henderson Alvarez made his Atlantic League debut last night on the mound for the Ducks. He pitched 2 full innings and allowed 2 runs, one of them being earned. For the second straight game, the Ducks hit a 2 run home run, this time coming off the bat of Marc Krauss in the bottom of the 8th inning, but that would be the only offense generated by Long Island. Angelo Songco had another 2 hit night; he has now recorded multiple hits in back to back games and has a 6 game hitting streak against New Britain.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Brian Dupra (3-6, 5.42) | Long Island: RHP Matt Larkins (3-6, 3.95)
Key to the Game – Chain hits together: Matt Larkins has a unique statistic line against the Bees this season. In 10 total innings pitched, he has given up 10 hits and only allowed 2 runs, one of those hits being a double and another being a triple. The Bees are batting .263 against him and he has faced 44 Bees hitters. That is the third highest number of Bees batters faced by any Ducks pitcher, and one of the highest batting averages against on the whole pitching staff, but he’s given up very few runs to show for it. This illustrates that he has a knack of getting out of jams whenever he finds himself in one. Look for the Bees to chain their hits together and strive for extra bases, getting Larkins into extra tough jams and making him uncomfortable on the mound.
Bees Buzz: Conor Bierfeldt hit multiple home runs in a single game last night for the third time this season, and for the second time this season against Long Island. His most recent multi-home run performance before last night came on May 11th against the Ducks, and the first came on opening night against York. He now leads the team in home runs with 15, which is a franchise high for most home runs by a player in a single season…New Britain has hit at least 1 home run in 5 consecutive games…Yesterday’s win snapped a 4 game losing streak against Long Island…The Bees scored in 6 different innings in the game yesterday, which is a new season high for most innings that the Bees scored at least 1 run in in a game…When Quintin Berry flew out for the second out of the bottom of the 3rd inning yesterday, Jonathan Pettibone had officially logged 700 innings pitched in his professional career…With 2/3 of an inning pitched yesterday, Brandon Fry is now 7 2/3 innings away from 100 innings pitched as a member of the Bees…Yesterday’s game was Craig Maddox’s first game back in the lineup since July 8th…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 221 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 244, including postseason.
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