In 140 Characters or Less: Greg Nappo and the Bees look for their 3rd straight win tonight, taking on York at 6:30 P.M. #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: This series will be the final time that York and New Britain will face off against each other in the regular season. New Britain edged York for a game 1 victory by a score of 4-3. Game 2 is tonight at 6:30 P.M. Game 3 will be tomorrow 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: Mike Lee shined in his start last night for the Bees, striking out 6 batters across 6 innings, only allowing 3 hits. He didn’t give up any runs until the top of the 7th inning when Isaias Tejeda hit a 2 run home run, which accounted for 1 of those 3 hits. New Britain’s first 3 runs came in the top of the 3rd inning with RBI hits by Michael Crouse and Jovan Rosa. Jamar Walton would drive in what would go down as the game winning run with a solo shot in the top of the 6th inning.
The Opposition: York’s offense was held off thanks to Mike Lee’s strong outing, and they were forced to battle from behind late in the contest. They scored 2 runs in the 7th inning with Isaias Tejeda’s 2 run home run, and then they added on another in the 8th inning with an RBI double by Jared Mitchell. The York bullpen was lights out, pitching 3 innings of scoreless, hitless relief, striking out 4 batters along the way.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Greg Nappo (1-1, 4.22) | York: LHP Frank Gailey (9-8, 4.40)
Key to the Game – Late rally prevention: In last night’s game, York was shut out until the top of the 7th inning. They scored 2 runs in that frame, and then 1 more in the 8th. On the season, when New Britain’s opponent scores in the 7th, 8th or 9th innings, or any combination of the three, they are a combined 26-52 on the season, including last night’s game. Look for the Bees bullpen to stop any possibility of a late rally from the Revolution, preventing the nail-biting nature that last night’s contest had and securing the victory more easily.
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Bees Buzz: Mike Lee faced 1 batter above the minimum through the first 6 full innings of his start yesterday. It wasn’t until the top of the 7th that York scored off of him…Jamar Walton hit his 11th home run of the season in the top of the 6th inning yesterday. Of his 11 home runs, 10 have come on the road…The Bees have won 7 of their last 8 games played in York…Mike Lee struck out 6 batters in his start yesterday, tying his personal high this season for most strikeouts in a game…In 3 of his last 4 outings, Brandon Fry has pitched 1/3 of an inning, facing 1 batter, and striking that 1 batter out…Yesterday’s game is the first game that the Bees allowed a home run since August 5th…With a hit in last night’s game, Conor Bierfeldt is now 8 hits away from 400 hits in his professional career…The Bees are now 15-13 on the season in 1 run games…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 242 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 265, including postseason. Rosa is also 7 games away from 900 games played in his professional career.
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