YORK REVOLUTION (11-9, 39-51) VS. NEW BRITAIN BEES (7-12, 33-56)
In 140 Characters or Less: Music, food trucks, lawn games, Bees baseball vs. York, and postgame FIREWORKS! All tonight at New Britain Stadium! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: The York Revolution visit New Britain Stadium for a 3 game weekend series. York took the victory in game 1 with an 8-1 final score. Game 2 of the series is tonight at 6:35. The set will wrap up on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 P.M.
TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
PROMOTIONS: Today is the New Britain Bees Summer Block Party! Beginning at 4:00 P.M. in the New Britain Stadium parking lot, it will feature food trucks, music, lawn games, and much more! Gates will open for the game at 5:35 P.M., and after the game: FIREWORKS!
The Bees: Yusuke Kajimoto was the main story for the Bees at the plate in last night’s game, having collected 2 hits, one of them being a triple. The only run that the Bees scored came when James Skelton scored on a wild pitch in the bottom of the 5th inning. On the mound, Nate Roe and Shawn Gilblair each tossed a scoreless inning of relief, allowing only 2 hits combined.
The Opposition: The Revolution scored at least one run in every inning except the 3rd, 8th and 9th. Isaias Tejeda and Telvin Nash each hit home runs for York, both of them being solo shots. Starting pitcher Stephen Janas threw 5 strong innings, allowing only 1 run off of 5 hits, however he did not strike anybody out. Luke Westphal, Michael Click and Joe Van Meter combined to throw 4 scoreless relief innings, allowing 2 hits combined.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Jonathan Pettibone (1-4, 4.05) | York: LHP Logan Williamson (4-6, 4.54)
Key to the Game – Earn the unearned runs: Since the home stand began 5 games ago, New Britain has committed 6 fielding errors, resulting in 8 of the 33 runs scored by Bees opponents being unearned. The unearned runs have played a key factor in determining the outcome to some of the games of this home stand, particularly the 2-1 loss to Lancaster in which the game winning run was unearned. Look for the Bees defense to be polished in tonight’s game and for the Bees pitching staff to have strong command with their deliveries on the mound, making the job for York’s offense tougher.
Song of the Day: Stacy Lattisaw & Johnny Gill - Block Party
Bees Buzz: With a walk in the bottom of the 2nd inning yesterday, Jordan Hinshaw extended his team leading season high on base streak to 18 consecutive games…Yusuke Kajimoto hit his third triple of the season in the bottom of the 3rd inning yesterday, his 10th triple of his Atlantic League career…Last night’s game was Nick Greenwood’s 97th start of his professional career…Yusuke Kajimoto’s batting average against York has increased from .310 to .333 after last night’s game…Brandon Fry has appeared in 4 consecutive games out of the bullpen. With 1 inning of relief last night, he is now 2 2/3 innings away from 100 innings pitched in a Bees uniform…James Skelton drew his league leading 64th walk of the season in last night’s game…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 230, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 253, including postseason.
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are in their second season of play as a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play at New Britain Stadium. For further information or to reserve seats, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 860-826-BEES (2337), or visit NBBees.com.
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