In 140 Characters or Less: Looking to even the series against Lancaster, the Bees send Greg Nappo to the mound for game 2 tonight at 6:30 #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: The Bees will play 3 games on the road in Lancaster before coming right back home. All 3 games have a 6:30 P.M. scheduled start time. Last night, Lancaster took the victory in game 1 by an 8-4 score. Game 2 will be tonight, and the final game will be tomorrow night.
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Thursday, August 3rd vs. York: Thirsty Thursday
Friday, August 4th vs. York: Joe Furey First Pitch/Fat Tire Friday/Foul Pole Friday
Saturday, August 5th vs. York: Polish Heritage Night/FIREWORKS!
Sunday, August 6th vs. York: Sting’s Birthday Party/Schaller Hardware City Family Fun Day
Monday, August 7th vs. Sugar Land: Dollar Day Monday
Tuesday, August 8th vs. Sugar Land: Camp Day/Two-Fer Tuesday
Wednesday, August 9th vs. Sugar Land: YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day
The Bees: Craig Maddox shined at the plate for the Bees in last night’s game, driving in 2 runs and hitting 3 total doubles. James Skelton and Yusuke Kajimoto each also had multi-hit performances. After doubling in the bottom of the 2nd inning, Jordan Hinshaw extended his on base streak to 21 consecutive games. Michael Crouse stole 2 bases in the game, extending his team lead in that category to 26 on the season.
The Opposition: For the second straight game, the Bees have allowed a grand slam by their opposition, this time to Lancaster’s Beau Amaral, who hit his in the bottom of the 6th inning to cap off a 6 run rally. Steve Clevenger went 4-4 on the night at the plate, all 4 hits being singles. The Barnstormers were down 3-2 at one point in the contest, making last night’s win a come from behind victory.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Greg Nappo (0-1, 5.51) | Lancaster: LHP Rommie Lewis (6-7, 5.32)
Key to the Game – Way less Weber: Garrett Weber has been a thorn in the side for the Bees this season. In 15 games played, he’s batting .389 with 3 home runs and 13 RBI. He’s also scored 12 runs of his own, which leads the Barnstormers in that category against New Britain, even more than players who have had their contracts purchased. In last night’s game, he started Lancaster’s 6 run 6th inning rally with an RBI single to score Cole Garner for the first run of the frame. He would later come around to score on Beau Amaral’s grand slam. Look for Greg Nappo and the Bees pitching staff to cool down Weber, limiting his offensive opportunities and keep him off the bases.
Bees Buzz: Craig Maddox hit 3 doubles in last night’s game, his first 3 double game of his Atlantic League career…With a double in the bottom of the 2nd inning yesterday, Jordan Hinshaw extended his on base streak to 21 consecutive games…Craig Maddox has totaled 5 RBI through his last 3 games…Casey Coleman pitched in his first game on the road this season as a Bee after coming in to relieve Kyle Simon in the 6th inning yesterday…With 1 inning of relief in last night’s game, Brandon Fry is now 1 2/3 innings away from 100 innings pitched as a member of the Bees…Michael Baca drew 2 walks last night, the first time he’s walked multiple times in a single game in his Atlantic League career…Michael Crouse stole 2 bases in last night’s game, his fourth multi-steal game of the season. He extended his team leading total in that category to 26…Yusuke Kajimoto has 4 hits through his last 3 games…Last night’s game was 17 minutes shorter than New Britain’s longest 9 inning game of the season (3:33 on July 8th at Bridgeport)…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 233 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 256, including postseason.
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