In 140 Characters or Less: In search of their 4th consecutive win, the Bees send Brian Dupra to the mound tonight to face the Revolution 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. New Britain has taken victories in the first 2 games of the series, with a 4-3 win on Thursday night and a 7-2 win last night. Game 3 will be tonight at 6:30, and the series will conclude tomorrow 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: The scoring started early for the Bees in last night’s game, and from there they never looked back. James Skelton sent the second pitch he saw over the wall to give New Britain the early 1-0 lead, and the Bees would add 2 more runs thanks to RBI hits from Jovan Rosa and Jon Griffin. Michael Crouse would hit a 2 RBI double in the 2nd, and then more insurance would be added off the bat of Craig Maddox in both the 7th and 9th innings with an RBI single and double, respectively. All of this led to Greg Nappo earning his second straight win, both of which occurring against the Revolution.
The Opposition: York’s 2 runs all came in the bottom of the 1st inning, and from there the Bees shut their offense out. The 2 runs came home courtesy of the bat of Telvin Nash, who hit a 2 run home run to bring home himself and Isaias Tejeda. Both runs of the home run would be unearned after Jon Griffin committed an error that would have been the third out of the frame. Of the 4 total pitchers to be used in last night’s contest for York, the only one that did not allow a run was Joe Van Meter, who gave up only 1 hit in his 1 inning of relief.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Brian Dupra (3-8, 6.57) | York: RHP Steve Janas (3-5, 4.61)
Key to the Game – Jumpy Janas: Today, the Bees will be facing York starting pitcher Steve Janas, who is the only pitcher on York’s staff besides Jacob Ezell to have more walks than he has strikeouts (46/44), is the team leader in wild pitches (8), and second on the team in most batters hit by a pitch (7). Opponents also have a .301 batting average against him whenever he pitches at home compared to .261 when he pitches on the road. Look for the Bees to be alert when Janas is making his deliveries, making sure to be patient at the plate and waiting for the proper pitches to swing at.
Song of the Day: North Breese - Three Strikes in a Row
Bees Buzz: After last night’s victory, for the first time all season, the Bees have scored first and held their lead through the entire game in 3 consecutive games…Last night’s leadoff home run by James Skelton was his 4th leadoff home run of the season, and his 11th overall of the year, extending his career high for most home runs in a season. His most recent leadoff home run before last night was on July 19th…Greg Nappo struck out 8 batters in his outing yesterday, which ties the season high for most strikeouts in a game by a Bees pitcher set by Kyle Simon…Jovan Rosa has recorded multiple hits in 7 of his last 9 games…Greg Nappo has earned a win in back to back starts, both of them have come against York…James Skelton finished a triple shy of the cycle yesterday…With a hit in last night’s game, Conor Bierfeldt is now 6 hits away from 400 hits in his professional career…Nate Roe has pitched 13 innings against York this season and has not allowed a run…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 243 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 266, including postseason. Rosa is also 6 games away from 900 games played in his professional career.
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