In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees send Jonathan Pettibone to the hill looking for a series split with Sugar Land on YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: Game 1 of the series has been postponed due to inclement weather, and will be made up at a later date to be determined. As a result, the home stand for the Bees concludes with a brief 2 game set against the Skeeters. Sugar Land shut out the Bees in the first of the 2 games yesterday 5-0. The last game of the series, as well as the home stand, will be tonight at 6:35 P.M.
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The Bees: In yesterday’s game, the bullpen shined for the Bees. Brandon Shimo, Brian Dupra, and Mike Hepple all made appearances, and combined to throw 4 2/3 relief innings. They only allowed 1 hit, and struck out 4 Sugar Land hitters. At the plate, Jovan Rosa recorded multiple hits, including his 900th professional career hit in the 4th inning.
The Opposition: Sugar Land scored 5 runs yesterday, with all of them coming towards the middle of the game. They were held scoreless until the 3rd inning when Josh Prince brought home Caleb Ramsey with a single. In the 4th, 3 more runs came across. Caleb Ramsey hit a 2 RBI single, and Joe Benson followed with an RBI single of his own. The final run came in the 5th, when Bryan Pounds brought home Cole Gillespie with a single.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Jonathan Pettibone (1-5, 4.66) | Sugar Land: RHP Jake Hale (7-4, 2.85)
Key to the Game – Homers from Hale: The last time that the Bees faced Jake Hale, it was on May 6th in Sugar Land. In his 6 innings of work during that outing, James Skelton and Michael Crouse both hit home runs, accounting for 2 of the 5 total home runs that Hale has given up in 9 games at home all season. Opposing batters have had more success against him on the road than at home; hitters are batting .273 against him when he pitches on the road compared to .257 at home. Look for the Bees to tee up Hale’s pitches, aiming for extra base hits and home runs to get their offense going.
Bees Buzz: With a single in the bottom of the 4th inning yesterday, Jovan Rosa has reached 900 hits in his professional career…Yesterday’s game was Nick Greenwood’s 99th start of his professional career…The New Britain bullpen combined for 4 2/3 innings of scoreless relief yesterday, only allowing 1 hit and striking out 4 batters…Jovan Rosa has recorded multiple hits in 5 of his last 6 games…Michael Crouse stole his team leading 29th stolen base in the bottom of the 1st inning yesterday…Yesterday’s game is the first time that the Bees were shut out at home since game 2 of a doubleheader against Long Island on June 7th…Brandon Shimo has not allowed a run in 6 2/3 consecutive innings of relief…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 240 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 263, including postseason.
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