In 140 Characters or Less: A Coors Light cup for the first 1,000 fans and half price domestic drafts as the Bees and Blue Crabs face off at 6:35! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: New Britain hit 4 homers behind Kyle Simon’s complete game shutout in game 1 for an 11-0 win. In game 2 last night, the Blue Crabs evened the series by defeating the Bees 5-1. The final game of the series will be tonight at 6:35.
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PROMOTIONS: The first 1,000 fans through the gates to today’s game will take home a special cup giveaway presented by Coors Light! It’s the second of two Coors Light cup giveaways at New Britain Stadium. Every Thursday home game is Thirsty Thursday! Fans 21 and over can enjoy half price domestic draft beer at every concession stand!
The Bees: New Britain’s lone run last night came in the bottom of the 3rd inning, when Jovan Rosa would bring James Skelton home with an RBI single. At the time it made the score 2-1 in favor of the Blue Crabs. The main story for the Bees last night was Jonathan Pettibone, who pitched 7 full innings, allowing 5 runs. It’s the first time Pettibone pitched 7 full innings in a game since 2013, when he was a member of the Philadelphia Phillies.
The Opposition: The scoring for Southern Maryland last night began right away in the top of the 1st inning with an RBI double by Michael Snyder. In the 3rd, Tucker Nathans would add on with what would eventually be the game winning home run to make the score 2-0. The Blue Crabs added on 3 more insurance runs in the 4th inning with RBI hits by Patrick Palmeiro and Luis Alen, which would result in the 5-1 final score.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Mike Lee (3-6, 4.31) | Southern Maryland: RHP Drew Hayes (6-6, 4.34)
Key to the Game – Haunting Hayes: Southern Maryland starter Drew Hayes has not had the best of luck against New Britain this season. In 3 starts totaling 16 2/3 innings, he has allowed 21 hits and 12 runs, 11 of them earned. He’s coming off a rough start against a red hot Long Island Ducks team, where he allowed 12 hits and 8 earned runs. His most recent outing against the Bees was on July 15th, where he gave up 3 earned runs off of 7 hits. Look for the Bees to continue to generate offense off of Hayes, swinging for contact and making him uncomfortable on the mound.
Bees Buzz: Jovan Rosa had 2 hits in last night’s game for his team leading 37th multi-hit game of the season…With 1 strikeout in last night’s game, Jonathan Pettibone is now 1 strikeout away from 500 strikeouts in his professional career…Jovan Rosa has recorded at least 1 RBI in 5 of his last 6 games…Last night’s game was Jonathan Pettibone’s longest outing of the season (7 IP). It is the first time Pettibone has thrown 7 innings in a game since 2013…New Britain’s streak of scoring in multiple innings was snapped tonight at 6 consecutive games…In his 7 full innings yesterday, Jonathan Pettibone faced a total of 30 batters, which averages to 4.3 batters per inning…Nate Roe has not allowed a run against the Blue Crabs this season after 1 inning of relief in last night’s game (7 full innings)…New Britain’s winning streak against the Blue Crabs has been snapped at 3 games…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 247 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 270, including postseason. Rosa is also 2 games away from 900 games played in his professional career.
About the New Britain Bees
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About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
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