In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees are back home to take on York in time for Thirsty Thursday! Half price drafts at every concession stand! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: After a brief 3 game road trip, New Britain is back home to host the York Revolution for the second straight time at home. Game 1 is tonight at 6:35 P.M., followed by game 2 tomorrow night at 6:35 P.M. Game 3 will be on Saturday night at 6:35 P.M., and the series will conclude on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 P.M.
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PROMOTIONS: Every Thursday game at New Britain Stadium is Thirsty Thursday! Fans in attendance over 21 can enjoy half price domestic draft beer at every concession stand!
The Bees: New Britain is fresh off a brief 3 game road trip in Lancaster, and are heading back home to begin another 7 game home stand. In last night’s game, James Skelton finished a triple shy of the cycle. He hit his 10th home run of the year, which ties a career high for him in a single season. Skelton, along with Jovan Rosa, all brought home the New Britain runs in last night’s game.
The Opposition: York is coming in to New Britain Stadium after winning 3 of their last 4 games, including a series victory at home against Long Island. They are undefeated in the month of August, having won both of their games played since the calendar turned. Alonzo Harris is batting .417 through his last 5 games with 3 home runs and 8 RBI, one of those home runs happening this past Sunday at New Britain Stadium.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Jonathan Pettibone (1-4, 4.04) | York: LHP Logan Williamson (4-7, 4.53)
Key to the Game – Chase Williamson early: York’s bullpen has seen a lot of action in their past series at home against Long Island. In those 3 games, of the 28 total innings pitched, 14 1/3 of them were pitched by the starting pitchers. 8 total relievers were used, some of them making multiple appearances. Look for the Bees to be aggressive early against Williamson, forcing the York coaching staff to turn to their stretched out bullpen, continuing to make them work, giving them the advantage in tonight’s game as well as for the rest of the series.
Bees Buzz: Michael Crouse has stolen at least 1 base in each game of this past series with Lancaster. He leads the team in that category with 28 steals on the season…Jovan Rosa has recorded 7 hits through his last 4 games…James Skelton hit a 2 run home run in the top of the 7th inning yesterday, his 10th home run of the year. Skelton had 10 home runs in all of last season. Last night, he finished a triple shy of the cycle…Last night’s game was only the fourth time this season that the Bees lost a game when leading after 7 innings…Jon Griffin has recorded multiple hits in back to back games…With 2 hits in last night’s game, Conor Bierfeldt is now 11 hits away from 400 hits in his professional career…With 1/3 of an inning pitched in last night’s game, Brandon Fry is now 1 inning away from 100 innings pitched as a member of the Bees…With 2/3 of an inning pitched in last night’s game, Nate Roe is now 2/3 of an inning away from 300 innings pitched in his professional career…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 235 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 258, including postseason.
About the New Britain Bees
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