In 140 Characters or Less: Beers in the Ballpark from 1-5PM, Bees take on the Ducks at 6:35 and postgame FIREWORKS at New Britain Stadium today! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: The Bees host the Long Island Ducks for a brief, 3 game weekend home stand. New Britain won game 1 of the series last night 5-3. Game 2 will be tonight at 6:35, and the final game of the series will be tomorrow afternoon at 1:35.
TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
PROMOTIONS: The Bees are hosting Beers in the Ballpark this afternoon from 1:00 – 5:00 P.M. at New Britain Stadium! It will feature beers from over a dozen breweries to sample! Fans who purchase tickets to Beers in the Ballpark will receive a free ticket to tonight’s game against the Ducks, which will include a postgame FIREWORKS show and a Stanley tape measure giveaway!
BEERS IN THE BALLPARK TICKETS:BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
The Bees: New Britain’s scoring last night began in the 1st inning whenever Craig Maddox brought home James Skelton on an RBI groundout to take a 1-0 lead. It was followed by a 2 RBI double by Michael Crouse in the 5th, an RBI double by Conor Bierfeldt in the 6th, and an RBI single by Jon Griffin in the 8th. Starting pitcher Nick Greenwood recorded his 500th career strikeout in the top of the 5th inning, striking out Giovanny Alfonzo looking for the third out.
The Opposition: Long Island was held off the scoreboard last night until the 7th inning. In that frame, they brought 2 runs home off the bats of Derrick Pyles and Giovanny Alfonzo, who both notched RBI singles. At the time it cut New Britain’s lead in half to 4-2. Then in the 8th, Ruben Gotay made the score 4-3 with an RBI double to bring home Audie Afenir. Former New Britain Bee Jordan Hinshaw recorded 3 hits in the game, including a double, but was left stranded on base all 3 times.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Kyle Simon (9-10, 4.19) | Long Island: RHP John Brownell (8-3, 3.53)
Key to the Game – Steady bullpen: In last night’s game, Long Island was held scoreless until the 7th and 8th innings. It was the first time since July 18th that New Britain successfully held their opponent scoreless for that long in a game that wasn’t a shutout. That July 18th game was also against Long Island. The Ducks showed that they have the potential to be an offensive threat in the late game stages. Look for the Bees pitching staff, led by Kyle Simon and backed up by the bullpen to take advantage of an early lead that their offense gives them and maintain it throughout the entirety of the contest.
Song of the Day: The Stunning - Brewing Up A Storm
Bees Buzz: The strikeout of Giovanny Alfonzo in the top of the 5th inning of last night’s game was Nick Greenwood’s 500th strikeout of his professional career…Michael Crouse has recorded multiple hits in back to back games…Last night’s game was the first time since July 18th, also against Long Island, that New Britain held their opponent scoreless until the 7th inning or later in a game that was not a shutout…Conor Bierfeldt had 1 hit and 1 RBI in last night’s game. He is now 3 hits away from 400 hits in his career, as well as 3 RBI away from 300 RBI in his career…The Bees have scored in the 1st inning in 3 of their last 4 games…Last night’s game was Tsuyoshi Fujiwara’s second multi-hit game in a Bees uniform, his other one coming on July 8th against Bridgeport when he recorded 3 hits…Michael Crouse had 2 RBI in last night’s game to bring his team leading total to 18 multi-RBI games…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 256 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 279, 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.