YORK REVOLUTION (11-9, 39-51) VS. NEW BRITAIN BEES (7-12, 33-56)
In 140 Characters or Less: It’s Fat Tire Friday and Foul Pole Friday at New Britain Stadium as Nick Greenwood and the Bees host York at 6:35 #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: The York Revolution visit New Britain Stadium for a 3 game weekend series. Game 1 is tonight at 6:35 P.M., followed by a Saturday night showdown for game 2 at 6:35 P.M. The set will wrap up on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 P.M.
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The Bees: New Britain just finished hosting Lancaster for a 4 game series. In last night’s game, Jovan Rosa hit his 12th home run of the year in the 1st inning. The Barnstormers would battle back to take the lead, but the Bees rallied in the 9th inning. Conor Bierfeldt drove home Jovan Rosa with an RBI single, and Craig Maddox would score on a wild pitch, but it wouldn’t be enough as the Barnstormers held on for the 4-3 win.
The Opposition: York will be playing their next 7 road games at New Britain Stadium, beginning with the 3 game set this weekend. They just concluded a 7 game home stand against Sugar Land and Bridgeport, going 4-3 overall in those games. During that home stand, Alonzo Harris stood out at the plate, going 9-20 (.450) with 3 home runs and 6 RBI through his last 5 games. In between visits to New Britain, they will host Long Island for a brief 3 game home series.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Nick Greenwood (1-2, 5.10) | York: RHP Steve Janas (1-5, 4.88)
Key to the Game – Heart of the order: Craig Maddox, Conor Bierfeldt, and Jordan Hinshaw are batting .405, .324, and .583 against York this season, respectively. Maddox has hit 7 doubles and driven in 10 runs, while Bierfeldt has a triple, 2 home runs and 6 RBI to his credit against the Revolution. The last time Janas faced the Bees was on the day New Britain got their first win of the season, back on April 22nd. In that game, Craig Maddox went 2-3 with a double. Look for the heart of the Bees’ batting order to help create offensive opportunities, with the top half aiming to get on base and the bottom half aiming to bring them all around.
Bees Buzz: Jovan Rosa has recorded a hit in every single game against Lancaster this season, including last night, except game 2 of their doubleheader on April 27th…With a walk in the bottom of the 7th inning yesterday, Jordan Hinshaw has reached base safely in 17 consecutive games, extending the team high for the season in that category…Last night’s game was Greg Nappo’s longest outing of the season (5 1/3 innings)…With 1 hit in last night’s game, Jake McGuiggan is now 3 hits away from 100 hits in his professional career…Jovan Rosa hit his 12th home run of the season in the bottom of the 1st inning yesterday, the first time the Bees scored in the 1st inning since July 19th against Long Island…With 1 inning of relief in last night’s game, Brandon Fry is now 3 2/3 innings away from 100 innings pitched as a member of the Bees…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 229 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 252, including postseason.
About the New Britain Bees
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