LANCASTER BARNSTORMERS (9-7, 47-38) VS. NEW BRITAIN BEES (7-8, 33-52)
In 140 Characters or Less: $1 hot dogs, chips, popcorn and more tonight at New Britain Stadium as Pettibone and the Bees face Lancaster at 6:35 #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: The Bees are back home for a 7 game home stand beginning with a 4 game set against the Barnstormers. Game 1 is tonight at 6:35. Game 2 will be the first Camp Day game for the Bees with a special 12:05 P.M. start time tomorrow afternoon. Game 3 will be Wednesday night at 6:35, and the set will conclude on Thursday night at 6:35.
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PROMOTIONS: The Bees are back home in time for Dollar Day Monday at New Britain Stadium! All game long, fans can enjoy $1 hot dogs, chips, popcorn, and more at every concession stand!
The Bees: New Britain just ended a 7 day, 6 game road trip, making visits to Long Island and Somerset. The trip was scheduled to be 7 games, but Saturday night’s game was postponed due to inclement weather. In the trip, Michael Baca had 7 total hits in 5 games played, raising his batting average by 35 points. Last night, Jamar Walton hit his 9th home run of the year, and 3rd home run of the series against the Patriots.
The Opposition: Lancaster comes in to New Britain to begin an 8 game road trip, later travelling to Southern Maryland for a 4 game series which includes the Freedom Division first half championship game. They just ended a brief 3 game home stand against Long Island, winning 2 of 3 games in the series. Cole Garner has been dangerous at the plate for the Barnstormers as of late. In his last 5 games, he is batting .350 with a home run and 6 RBI.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Jonathan Pettibone (1-4, 4.41) | Lancaster: LHP Tommy Shirley (0-2, 11.25)
Key to the Game – Rosa’s hot bat: In 10 games against Lancaster this year, Jovan Rosa is batting .405 with 10 RBI, leading the Bees in both categories. He has 3 home runs and 2 doubles to his credit against the Barnstormers, and has only struck out 11 times in 44 plate appearances. Look for Rosa to take charge in this opening game against Lancaster as well as the rest of the series, and for the New Britain batting order to revolve around him to put runs on the board.
Bees Buzz: Nick Greenwood earned the win in last night’s game, his first win in a Bees uniform since May 3rd, 2016…Shawn Gilblair now leads the Bees in saves on the season with 7…Nick Greenwood pitched for 6 innings in yesterday’s start, making last night his longest start of the season…Last night’s win was New Britain’s 14th come from behind win this season…Of New Britain’s 4 runs that they scored in last night’s game, only 1 of them was scored off of a base hit (Jamar Walton’s home run)…James Skelton has recorded 6 hits in his last 2 games…Last night’s game was Nick Greenwood’s 96th start of his professional career…Michael Crouse stole his team leading 23rd base in the 7th inning yesterday…Brandon League has not allowed an earned run in 9 consecutive outings (8 1/3 innings)…Jordan Hinshaw has reached base safely in 13 consecutive games…Jamar Walton hit 3 total home runs in this series against Somerset…Michael Baca has recorded 7 hits in the past road trip, and has a 4 game hitting streak…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 225 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 248, including postseason.
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