In 140 Characters or Less: The series vs. Lancaster is even at 1. Greenwood gets the nod for the rubber match as the Bees go for a series win #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: On Monday night, Lancaster took the victory in game 1 by an 8-4 score. New Britain evened the series with a win in game 2 by a 4-2 final. The final game of the series, as well as the brief road trip, is tonight at 6:30 P.M.
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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: New Britain began the month of August with a 4-2 victory over the Barnstormers. The scoring began when Conor Bierfeldt led off the 4th inning with a home run, and then Jon Griffin would bring home Jordan Hinshaw with a single later in the frame. Michael Baca would hit the game winning RBI single in the top of the 6th to bring home Jordan Hinshaw once more, and then Jon Griffin would add an insurance run in the top of the 8th with a solo home run.
The Opposition: Both of Lancaster’s runs came in the bottom of the 5th, which at the time tied the score at 2. Trayvon Robinson would double and then Sean Halton would bring him home with an RBI single. Immediately after, Steve Clevenger would notch an RBI single of his own to bring Halton home. Their loss last night snapped a 5 game winning streak against New Britain.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Nick Greenwood (1-3, 5.15) | Lancaster: RHP Joe Gardner (0-0, 0.00)
Key to the Game – Swipe the bases: Through the first two games of this series, New Britain has stolen 5 bases, including 3 of them by Michael Crouse, who has stolen at least one in back to back games. Each time that a Bees player stole a base, it has led to runs being put up on the board. Crouse did not have a hit in game 1 of the series, however he stole 2 bases and scored twice. In game 2, the game winning play came as a result of a double steal in the 6th inning, when Jordan Hinshaw took third and Jon Griffin took second. Michael Baca would then drive in Hinshaw for the game winning run. Look for the Bees to continue to be aggressive on the base paths, taking an extra 90 feet whenever the opportunity is presented to them, making Gardner uncomfortable on the mound at the same time.
Song of the Day: A Flock Of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)
Bees Buzz: On the first day of each month this season, the Bees have hit at least one home run in the game that they played on that respective day…With a single in the top of the 4th inning yesterday, Jordan Hinshaw extended his on base streak to 22 consecutive games, extending the season high for the Bees in that category…With 2 strikeouts in last night’s game, Shawn Gilblair has totaled 400 strikeouts in his professional career…Conor Bierfeldt hit his team leading 17th home run of the season in the top of the 4th inning yesterday…Jon Griffin hit his 6th home run of the season in the top of the 8th inning yesterday, his third home run this past week…With 1 1/3 innings pitched in last night’s game, Nate Roe is now 1 1/3 innings away from 300 innings pitched in his professional career…Last night was the first time that Jordan Hinshaw scored 2 runs in a game in his Atlantic League career…Jon Griffin had 3 hits in last night’s game for his team leading eighth 3 hit game of the season…With 1/3 of an inning pitched in last night’s game, Brandon Fry is now 1 1/3 innings away from 100 innings pitched as a member of the Bees…Last night’s game was the same exact amount of time as Monday night’s game (3 hours, 16 minutes)…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 234 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 257, including postseason.
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