In 140 Characters or Less: Latin cuisine, a happy hour, Bees baseball vs the Ducks and more, all at New Britain Stadium tonight! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: The Bees host the Long Island Ducks for a brief, 3 game weekend home stand. Game 1 of the series is tonight at 6:35, followed by a Saturday night showdown tomorrow night at 6:35. The final game of the series will be on Sunday afternoon at 1:35.
TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
PROMOTIONS: It’s Latin Heritage Night at New Britain Stadium! The evening will feature Latin cuisine, a live DJ, and a happy hour at the Rooftop Bar from 5:35 P.M. until game time! Every Friday home game for the Bees is Fat Tire Friday and Foul Pole Friday! Fans can sign up for weekly giveaways courtesy of Fat Tire, and if a designated Bees player hits a home run into either foul pole, one lucky fan will take home $50,000!
The Bees: New Britain played their last ever game against the Bridgeport Bluefish last night, and the Fish ended up victorious 6-5 in a back and forth style game. The Bees got their first run on an RBI single by Jon Griffin in the 1st inning, and then followed with 4 more runs in the 6th inning. Conor Bierfeldt hit an RBI triple, and then Jake McGuiggan, Michael Crouse and Jovan Rosa would follow with RBI singles of their own.
The Opposition: Since the Ducks last faced off against New Britain, they went on a 12 game winning streak from August 4th to August 16th, good enough for the longest win streak by any team in the league this year. Within that streak they played back to back series against Southern Maryland, and swept them both times. Long Island just finished a 7 game home stand with visits from Lancaster and then Sugar Land, and won both of those series 2-1 and 3-1, respectively.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Nick Greenwood (2-4, 4.82) | Long Island: RHP Tyler Levine (3-0, 4.40)
Key to the Game – Revoke Reyes: Elmer Reyes has been making some noise at the plate for the Ducks as of late, batting .371 with 5 RBI in his last 9 games. Against the Bees, he has hit .256 in 12 games with a home run and 7 RBI, but those numbers are in serious danger of going up unless the Bees pitching staff takes extra caution when delivering to him. Look for Greenwood and the Bees to keep Reyes off the bases in any way they can, eliminating the potential offensive threat for Long Island.
Song of the Day: Sammy Hagar - Rock 'n' Roll Weekend
Bees Buzz: Last night’s game was the last ever contest between the Bridgeport and New Britain franchises…Over the course of yesterday’s game, the lead changed a total of 4 different times…Conor Bierfeldt hit his 3rd triple of the season in the top of the 6th inning yesterday. It was his first triple of the season since May 22nd against York…Michael Crouse stole his league leading 36th base in the top of the 8th inning last night…With 3 hits in last night’s game, Jamar Walton is now 8 hits away from 1,000 hits in his professional career. Walton has recorded multiple hits in 5 of his last 6 games, 2 of those being 3 hit performances…With 2 hits in last night’s game, Conor Bierfeldt is now 4 hits away from 400 hits in his career. Bierfeldt is also 4 RBI away from 300 career RBI after tallying 1 in last night’s game…Last night’s game snapped a 4 game winning streak in one run games for the Bees. It was the first one run game that they have lost since August 2nd against Lancaster, also by a 6-5 final score…James Skelton drew 2 walks in last night’s game to bring his league leading total to 79 free passes on the season…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 255 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 278, including postseason.
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are in their second season of play as a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play at New Britain Stadium. For further information or to reserve seats, email firstname.lastname@example.org, call 860-826-BEES (2337), or visit NBBees.com.
About the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball (ALPB)
The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 37 million fans have attended Atlantic League games and more than 800 players and 50 managers and coaches have joined MLB organizations directly from the ALPB. The Atlantic League emphasizes winning baseball games, showcasing the talent of top-caliber players and offering affordable family entertainment to metropolitan markets serving nearly 15% of the US population.