YORK REVOLUTION (12-10, 40-52) VS. NEW BRITAIN BEES (8-13, 34-57)
In 140 Characters or Less: Gates open at 12 PM today with SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn tossing the first pitch LIVE on ESPN at 12:55 followed by Bees vs. Revs!
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. The Bees evened the series last night with a win in game 2 by a 6-5 final score. The set will wrap up this afternoon at 1:35 P.M.
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PROMOTIONS: Gates open at 12:00 P.M. today! SportsCenter anchor Linda Cohn will be making an appearance at New Britain Stadium to throw out the first pitch! The pitch will be broadcasted LIVE on ESPN beginning at 12:55 P.M.! Every Sunday home game is Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Day. Fans can get autographs from their favorite Bees players before the game, and kids can run the bases after the game!
The Bees: New Britain hit 2 home runs in yesterday’s game, the first one being a 3 run shot by Craig Maddox in the bottom of the 3rd inning, and the other a solo shot by Jon Griffin in the bottom of the 6th. Michael Crouse gave the Bees their other 2 runs in the bottom of the 2nd with a 2 run double. Crouse ended the night 2-3 with 2 doubles. Out of the bullpen, Nate Roe tossed 1 1/3 innings of scoreless, hitless relief.
The Opposition: York had 14 hits in yesterday’s game, however only one of them was for extra bases; a double by Alonzo Harris. Alexi Casilla and Michael Burgess each ended the night with 3 hits, and Burgess drove in 3 runs. The Revolution didn’t score more than 1 run in an inning until the final at bat of the top of the 9th, when Michael Burgess drove in 2 runs with a single but was thrown out trying to stretch it into a double to end the game.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Brian Dupra (3-7, 6.11) | York: RHP Jay Gause (5-1, 2.01)
Key to the Game – Dominant Dupra: New Britain starter Brian Dupra has made 2 starts against York this season. He is 1-0 with a 4.00 ERA, giving up 4 earned runs across 9 total innings. Revolution hitters are batting .188 against him this season. Of the 38 batters he’s faced, only 4 of them have struck out, so a lot of contact has been made. Look for Dupra and the Bees defense to take complete control of today’s game, with Dupra keeping that batting average against him low and the defense to be ready when York hitters make contact.
Bees Buzz: Last night’s win snaps a 5 game losing streak for the Bees…New Britain is now 9-3 on the season against the York Revolution…With a single in the bottom of the 2nd inning yesterday, Jordan Hinshaw extended his on base streak to 19 consecutive games, which leads the Bees on the season in that category…Craig Maddox hit a 3 run home run in the bottom of the 3rd inning yesterday, his sixth home run of the year, and his second 3 run shot, the first one being on April 28th. It was his first home run since June 23rd…With 1 1/3 of an inning pitched in last night’s game, Nate Roe is now 2 2/3 innings away from 300 innings pitched in his professional career…Last night’s game was the first game that New Britain did not trail in since July 18th at Long Island…The Bees have now hit 4 home runs through their last 4 games, two of them being 3 run shots…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 231 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 254, including postseason.
About the New Britain Bees
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