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Series: Game 1 of the series was taken by York with a 12-4 final score. Game 2 will be tonight at 6:35 P.M. Game 3 will be tomorrow night at 6:35 P.M., and the series will conclude on Sunday afternoon at 1:35 P.M.
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The Bees: New Britain scored all 4 of their runs in the same inning in last night’s game. It all began when Jovan Rosa led off the 4th inning with a double, then back to back walks to Craig Maddox and Conor Bierfeldt loaded the bases. Jordan Hinshaw scored the first run with an RBI single, then Jon Griffin brought 2 more home with a single of his own. The last run was scored off the bat of Michael Baca on a fielder’s choice.
The Opposition: York had 4 home runs in yesterday’s game, the first time New Britain gave up 4 or more home runs in a single game since they allowed 5 on June 27th against Lancaster. None of the home runs were solo shots. Jared Mitchell hit two 2 run homers, Carlos Triunfel hit a 2 run homer of his own, and Telvin Nash’s home run scored 3 runs. The Revolution are now 7-3 in their last 10 games.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Mike Lee (2-5, 3.87) | York: RHP Jay Gause (6-1, 2.14)
Key to the Game – Rosa, Griffin combo: Through the last 10 games, both Jovan Rosa and Jon Griffin are batting .400, combining for 4 home runs and 11 RBI. In last night’s game they each had 2 hits, both of Rosa’s hits being for extra bases. The key to victory in tonight’s game will be being able to utilize their recent successes at the plate to their fullest potential, creating a combo that can drive in a lot of runs. Look for the Bees to synergize around Rosa and Griffin, chaining hits together and creating a lot of trouble for Gause on the mound.
Bees Buzz: With an RBI single in the bottom of the 4th inning yesterday, Jordan Hinshaw extended his on base streak to 23 consecutive games, leading the team on the season in that category…Every member of the starting lineup for both New Britain and York reached base at least once in last night’s game…Jovan Rosa has recorded 9 hits through his last 5 games…Brian Dupra made his first relief appearance of the season in the 7th inning yesterday. He has 3 total relief appearances in a Bees uniform, having made 2 last season…Jovan Rosa had 2 hits in last night’s game for his team leading 31st multi-hit game of the season…Jon Griffin has recorded multiple RBI in 2 of his last 3 games…With 4 strikeouts in last night’s game, Jonathan Pettibone is now 4 strikeouts away from 500 strikeouts in his professional career…Last night’s game was 15 minutes shorter than New Britain’s longest 9 inning game this season (3:33 on July 8th at Bridgeport)…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 236 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 259, including postseason.
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