In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees return to the Keystone State once more, this time to face York in a 4 game series beginning tonight at 6:30 #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: This series will be the final time that York and New Britain will face off against each other in the regular season. Game 1 is tonight at 6:30 P.M., followed by game 2 tomorrow night at 6:30. Game 3 will be on Saturday night at 6:30, and the series will conclude on Sunday afternoon at 1:00 P.M.
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Tuesday, August 15th vs. Southern Maryland: Two-Fer Tuesday
Wednesday, August 16th vs. Southern Maryland: Princess and Superhero Night/YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day
Thursday, August 17th vs. Southern Maryland: Coors Light Cup Giveaway/Thirsty Thursday
Friday, August 18th vs. Bridgeport: Scrubs Night/Red Cross Blood Drive/Fat Tire Friday/Foul Pole Friday
Saturday, August 19th vs. Bridgeport: Game 2 of Home and Home Doubleheader/Scout Campout/FIREWORKS
Sunday, August 20th vs. Bridgeport: Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Day
The Bees: New Britain slugged a pair of 3 run home runs in yesterday’s game against Sugar Land, one by Jon Griffin and the other by Michael Crouse. That’s something the Bees had not accomplished since July 28th of last season against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs. Crouse’s 3 run homer would end up being the game winner as the 7-3 final score was reached.
The Opposition: For the third time in a 2 week time span, the Bees will be facing the York Revolution, this time in York. In between series against New Britain, the Revolution played a rain shortened 3 game series against the Somerset Patriots. York was victorious in the series 2-1. The York offense has cooled off to an extent in their past 5 games; having hit only 1 home run in their last 5 games, driving in 16 total runs, compared to 11 home runs in their last 10 games, driving in 56 total runs.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Mike Lee (2-6, 4.42) | York: RHP Victor Mateo (5 6, 3.82)
Key to the Game – Familiar faces: As previously mentioned, this is the third time that the Bees are playing against the Revolution within a 2 week time span. Even though New Britain has not gone to York since the middle of June, they are very well familiar with the team itself. York starter Victor Mateo will be making his second consecutive start against the Bees. Look for New Britain to look back at his previous outing against them, creating a sense of familiarity and making any appropriate changes to have success at the plate.
Bees Buzz: Jon Griffin hit a 3 run home run in the 1st inning yesterday, his 7th home run of the year. Griffin has hit two 3 run home runs in exactly 2 weeks…Michael Crouse hit a 3 run home run in the 2nd inning yesterday, his 15th home run of the year. Crouse leads the Bees with four 3 run home runs…The last time the Bees had multiple 3 run home runs in a game was on July 28th last season against Southern Maryland. James Skelton and Jon Griffin homered in that game…With 2 strikeouts in his start yesterday, Jonathan Pettibone is now 2 strikeouts away from 500 strikeouts in his professional career…Jovan Rosa has recorded multiple hits in 6 of his last 7 games. He leads the Bees in that category with 35 multi-hit games…Kyle Simon made his first relief appearance in a game yesterday since May 8th, also against Sugar Land…With a hit in last night’s game, Jake McGuiggan is now 2 hits away from 100 hits in his professional career…This past series against the Skeeters is the first official series split for the Bees this season, with Sugar Land taking a victory in game 1 and the Bees victorious tonight in game 2…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 241 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 264, including postseason.
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