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Series: For the second time in the second half, the Bees will host the Blue Crabs at New Britain Stadium for a 3 game series. All games have a scheduled 6:35 P.M. start time, with game 1 being tonight. Game 2 will be tomorrow night, and the final game of the series will be on Thursday night.
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The Bees: New Britain is returning home after a brief road trip to York in which they played 4 games against the Revolution. They went 3-1 in that road trip, with Greg Nappo picking up his second consecutive win and Craig Maddox posting a .500 batting average in the series. Kyle Simon will be getting the start tonight, who pitched a complete game against the Blue Crabs back on July 15, only allowing 1 run.
The Opposition: Southern Maryland officially became first half Freedom Division champions last night after playing a makeup game against the Lancaster Barnstormers. They won the game 8-3 to secure a playoff spot. Before that championship game, however, the Blue Crabs played 7 consecutive games against Long Island (3 on the road, 4 at home), and have lost all 7.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Kyle Simon (7-10, 4.68) | Southern Maryland: RHP Brian Grening (7-5, 3.05)
Key to the Game – Extra rest: One key difference between these two clubs tonight is the fact that New Britain had an off day yesterday, and Southern Maryland had to play a makeup game last night after losing the previous 7 games in a row. Even though the Blue Crabs came out victorious in the game, it was for the first half Freedom Division championship, so undoubtedly they used up a lot of energy to get the win, and then they needed to make the long trip to New Britain. Look for the Bees to keep Southern Maryland on their toes, using heads-up strategies to test their alertness and give them the upper hand.
Song of the Day: David Bowie - Love You Till Tuesday
Bees Buzz: Sunday’s game was Nick Greenwood’s 100th start of his professional career…Craig Maddox tallied 4 RBI in a game on Sunday for the first time since April 23rd of this season, also against the Revolution…Brandon League earned his first Atlantic League win in Sunday’s game…Jovan Rosa has recorded a hit in 11 consecutive games, and has also recorded at least 1 RBI in 4 straight games…Michael Crouse scored 3 runs on Sunday, which ties the season high for most runs scored in a game by a Bees player, without registering a single hit…Craig Maddox batted .500 in this past series against York (7-14) with a double and 6 RBI…Nate Roe has not allowed a run in 8 consecutive outings. He and Brandon League did not give up a run to the Revolution in all of the 2017 regular season…Michael Baca recorded 3 hits in a game on Sunday for the second time this season, as well as his professional career. His first 3 hit game was on July 19th against Long Island…The Bees drew 9 walks in Sunday’s game, which is a new season high for most walks in a game…Sunday’s game was New Britain’s longest 9 inning game of the season by 14 minutes (3:47)…The Bees are now 16-13 in one run games…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 245 on Sunday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 268, including postseason. Rosa is also 4 games away from 900 games played in his professional career.
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