In 140 Characters or Less: Celebrate Sting’s 2nd birthday at the ballpark with pregame autographs & postgame kids run the bases as Bees face York #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. In game 3, York secured the series win with a 6-3 victory. The final game of the series will be this afternoon at 1:35 P.M.
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PROMOTIONS: Today is Sting’s birthday, and he is celebrating with all of his friends at New Britain Stadium! Join the party at the ballpark to celebrate Connecticut’s favorite Bee’s 2nd birthday! Every Sunday game is Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Day. Fans can get autographs before the game from their favorite Bees players, and kids can run the bases after the game!
The Bees: Jamar Walton was the main story for the Bees at the plate in last night’s game. He totaled 4 hits in a game for the first time since he was a member of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs in a contest against Sugar Land last season. He also drove in 2 of New Britain’s 3 runs, one coming in the 1st and another in the 8th. The other Bees run was driven in by Jovan Rosa, also in the 8th inning.
The Opposition: York scored 2 runs in 3 different innings to total their 6 runs on the night last night. Unlike the first two games of the series, none of the Revolution runs were brought in with home runs. 5 of the starting 9 in York’s lineup had multiple hits in the contest. Isaias Tejeda drove in the game winning runs with a 2 run RBI single in the 4th inning to make the score 4-1 at the time.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Greg Nappo (0-1, 5.14) | York: RHP Steve Janas (2-5, 4.79)
Key to the Game – More than 4: On the season, the Bees are 23-10 whenever they score more than 4 runs in a game. They’ve scored 4 runs or less in 8 of their last 10 games, going 2-8 in that stretch. The key to success for the Bees in today’s game will be for the offense to take advantage of any opportunity they may have, big or small, and aim for the goal of 5 runs or more. The odds heavily fall in New Britain’s favor once that goal is reached; they are 6-11 on the season when they score 4 runs, and 6-4 whenever they score exactly 5.
Bees Buzz: Jamar Walton has recorded 7 hits through his last 2 games…Last night’s game was Jamar Walton’s first 4 hit game of the season, and his first 4 hit game overall since September 9th of last season against Sugar Land…Jovan Rosa has recorded multiple hits in 2 of his last 3 games, extending his team lead in that category last night to 32 total multi-hit games on the season…Kyle Simon has pitched 8 or more innings in 3 of his last 5 starts…Last night’s game was 5 minutes longer than New Britain’s shortest 9 inning game this season (2:07 on July 20th at Somerset)…James Skelton’s on base streak was snapped at 21 consecutive games yesterday…With 2 hits in last night’s game, Jovan Rosa is now 3 hits away from 900 hits in his professional career…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 238 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 261, including postseason.
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