GRIFFIN HOMERS IN SECOND STRAIGHT GAME AS BEES WIN
In 140 Characters or Less: Griffin homers in second straight game as Bees open 4 game road series against Sugar Land with 3-2 comeback win #NewBritainVsEverybody
The Game Changed When… The Skeeters were hanging on to a 2-1 lead in the top of the 9th inning, and Jon Griffin stepped up to the plate with Jake McGuiggan on first base. Griffin would hit a 2 run home run to right center field, giving New Britain the 3-2 lead. They would continue to hold that lead as Gilblair would notch his 17th save.
Pitchers of Record: W: Brian Dupra (4-9) | L: Felipe Paulino (4-4) | SV: Shawn Gilblair (17)
Player(s) of the Game: Jon Griffin (New Britain) – 1-4, HR, 2 RBI | Anthony Giansanti (Sugar Land) – 1-4, HR, 2 RBI
Next Game: Tuesday, August 29th, 12:05 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (22-27, 48-71) vs. Sugar Land Skeeters (23-27, 53-67)
Starting Pitchers –
Game 1: New Britain: LHP Greg Nappo (2-1, 4.57) | Sugar Land: RHP Mitch Talbot (6-3, 3.64)
Game 2: New Britain: RHP Nate Roe (5-5, 3.43) | Sugar Land: RHP Zech Zinicola (0-2, 4.09)
UPCOMING GAMES (Hosted at New Britain Stadium):
Tuesday, August 29th at Sugar Land: Doubleheader (Game 1 at 12:05 P.M.)
Wednesday, August 30th at Sugar Land: 9:05 A.M.
More information about these games can be found HERE.
Bees Buzz: Jon Griffin has homered in back to back games…Today’s game was Brian Dupra’s first win since May 14th against Long Island. He had lost 9 decisions prior to today’s win…In his start today, Casey Coleman pitched 5 full innings only throwing 55 pitches, 38 of them for strikes…Today’s game was 5 minutes longer than New Britain’s shortest 9 inning game of the season (2:07)…The Bees are now 3-59 when they are trailing after 7 innings...New Britain has had back to back come from behind wins. This win is their 19th come from behind win all season…Jon Griffin has had multiple RBI in back to back games…Shawn Gilblair has earned a save in back to back games, as well as a save in his last 5 consecutive outings…Mike Hepple has not allowed an earned run in 6 appearances against Sugar Land this season (8 innings pitched)…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 259, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 282, including postseason.
About the New Britain Bees
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