LANCASTER BARNSTORMERS (12-7, 50-38) VS. NEW BRITAIN BEES (7-11, 33-55)
In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees host Lancaster at 6:35 on Irish Heritage Night! Half price drafts, Coors Light cup giveaway, and more! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: Lancaster bested New Britain in a 2-1 contest for game 1. In game 2, the Barnstormers came from behind to earn an 8-4 victory. In game 3, New Britain took an early lead but Lancaster battled back to get the win 10-5. Tonight is the last game of the series, and will begin at 6:35 P.M.
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PROMOTIONS: Cherish the luck of the Irish on Irish Heritage Night at New Britain Stadium! The first 1,000 fans through the gates will take home a special cup giveaway presented by Coors Light! Every Thursday home game, fans over 21 can enjoy half price domestic draft beer at every concession stand as part of Thirsty Thursday!
The Bees: The New Britain offense made some early noise at the plate in yesterday’s game. They scored 3 runs in the 2nd and then 2 more in the 3rd to take an early 5-0 lead. Jon Griffin hit a 3 run home run to bring all 3 of those runs in the 2nd home, which was the 100th home run of his professional career. The other 2 runs came from RBI hits by Jovan Rosa and Jordan Hinshaw.
The Opposition: The Bees may have scored first, but Lancaster scored last. Down 5-0 after 3 full innings, they rallied for 4 runs in the 4th off of RBI hits from Nate Coronado, Lastings Milledge, and Anderson De La Rosa. They would add 2 more runs in each the 6th, 7th, and 9th innings, each coming off RBI hits from Josh Bell, Garrett Weber, and Trayvon Robinson, respectively.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Greg Nappo (0-0, 4.91) | Lancaster: LHP Rommie Lewis (5-7, 5.66)
Key to the Game – Attack early, attack often: The Lancaster bullpen has been dominant through this whole series against the Bees. 9 of the 10 New Britain runs that have been scored were against the starting pitchers of their respective games. Relievers have combined to pitch12 total scoreless innings coming out of the bullpen. Look for the Bees to take advantage of their successes against the starting pitching in this series, building up an early lead for them to hold throughout the rest of the contest.
Bees Buzz: Jon Griffin’s 3 run home run in the bottom of the 2nd inning yesterday was the 100th home run of his professional career, and his first home run this season since June 2nd against Southern Maryland…After reaching on a fielder’s choice in the bottom of the 2nd inning yesterday, Jordan Hinshaw extended his on base streak to 16 consecutive games, the season high by any Bees player in that category…With a single in the 3rd inning yesterday, Jake McGuiggan is now 4 hits away from 100 hits in his professional career…With one full inning pitched in last night’s game, Nate Roe is now 5 innings away from 300 innings pitched in his professional career…Last night’s game was the first time since June 9th against Somerset that the Bees committed 3 or more fielding errors in a game…Jamar Walton has recorded multiple hits in back to back games…Jake McGuiggan stole his first base of the season in the bottom of the 3rd inning yesterday…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 228 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 251, including postseason.
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