In 140 Characters or Less: #SimonSays it’sPolish Heritage Night at New Britain Stadium with postgame FIREWORKS as he and the Bees face the Revs #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: Game 1 of the series was taken by York with a 12-4 final score. A late New Britain rally fell short in game 2 as the Revolution secured a 7-4 win. Game 3 will be tonight at 6:35 P.M., and the series will conclude on tomorrow afternoon at 1:35 P.M.
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PROMOTIONS: It’s Polish Heritage Night at New Britain Stadium! Celebrate the rich Polish heritage of New Britain at a Bees game. Polish foods will be available at the concession stands! The first 1,500 fans through the gates will take home a special giveaway presented by Stanley! After the game: FIREWORKS!
The Bees: In last night’s game, New Britain scored 1 run in 4 different innings to tally all 4 of their runs. In the 1st, Jamar Walton brought home Jordan Hinshaw with an RBI single. In the 6th, Michael Crouse hit a solo home run. In the 7th, Yusuke Kajimoto scored on an RBI groundout by James Skelton. Finally in the 9th, Yusuke Kajimoto scored once again on an RBI double by Michael Baca.
The Opposition: The game winning runs for York came off the bat of Alonzo Harris, who hit a grand slam in the 2nd inning to give the Revolution a 5-1 lead at the time. Their first run of the frame came thanks to an RBI double by Dayron Varona. The Revs would add on one more run in the 4th and 7th innings, off of a sacrifice fly by Alonzo Harris and an RBI single by Michael Burgess, respectively.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Kyle Simon (6-9, 4.61) | York: RHP Victor Mateo (4-6, 3.94)
Key to the Game – Hold back Harris: Through his last 4 games against the Bees, Alonzo Harris has driven in 8 runs, hit 2 home runs and has generated a .500 batting average (9-18). As previously mentioned, he hit the game winning grand slam in the 2nd inning of last night’s game. Look for Kyle Simon and the Bees to scramble their pitch selection when delivering to Harris, making him guess at the plate and limiting his time on the bases.
Bees Buzz: Last night’s game was Mike Lee’s first start since July 16th against Southern Maryland…With a leadoff single in the 1st inning yesterday, Jordan Hinshaw extended his on base streak to 24 consecutive games, extending the team lead for the season in that category…Michael Crouse hit a solo home run in the bottom of the 6th inning yesterday, his 14th home run of the year and his first home run since July 16th against Southern Maryland…After pitching one of his two innings of relief in last night’s game, Brandon Fry had officially logged 100 innings pitched as a member of the New Britain Bees…Nate Roe reached 300 innings pitched in his professional career after a fielder’s choice recorded the second out of the 8th inning in yesterday’s game…Jamar Walton recorded 3 hits in last night’s game, his first 3 hit game since June 28th against Lancaster…Last night’s game was the first time that James Skelton batted in the 9th spot of the batting order this season…With 1 strikeout in his 1 inning of relief yesterday, Nate Roe is now 6 strikeouts away from 200 strikeouts in his professional career…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 237 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 260, including postseason.
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