Game Preview & Recap

McGUIGGAN HOMERS IN GAME 2 BUT SKEETERS SWEEP BEES IN DOUBLEHEADER

NAPPO PITCHES 6 SCORELESS FRAMES IN GAME 1 OF TWIN BILL
 
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View the box score for game 2 HERE
 
In 140 Characters or Less: Nappo throws 6 scorless frames in game 1, McGuiggan homers in game 2 but Skeeters sweep twin bill vs. Bees #NewBritainVsEverybody
 
The Game Changed When… 
 
Game 1: The Skeeters came to bat in the bottom of the 7th with the game still scoreless. It took 5 Sugar Land hitters to break the stalemate in the final half inning of the contest, with the game winning hit coming from Kevin Ahrens. He brought home Dickie Thon from second base to get the walkoff win.
 
Game 2: Sugar Land sent 8 hitters to the plate in the bottom of the 5th inning, down 4-2 at the time. 4 runs would come in to score and give the Skeeters the lead, led by a 3 run double off the bat of Anthony Giansanti and a bases loaded walk drawn by Caleb Ramsey.
 
Pitchers of Record: 
 
Game 1: W: Mitch Talbot (7-3) | L: Mike Hepple (2-2) 
Game 2: W: Trey Haley (3-2) | L: Nate Roe (5-6) | SV: Felipe Paulino (9)
 
Player(s) of the Game: 
 
Game 1: Mitch Talbot (Sugar Land) – 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 3 K | Greg Nappo (New Britain) – 6 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 4 K
 
Game 2: Joe Benson (Sugar Land) – 2-2, HR, 2 RBI | Craig Maddox (New Britain) – 3-4, RBI
 
Next Game: Wednesday, August 30th, 10:05 A.M.
 
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (22-29, 48-73) vs. Sugar Land Skeeters (25-27, 55 67)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Nick Greenwood (3-4, 4.58) | Sugar Land: RHP Jake Hale (9-5, 3.61)
 
UPCOMING GAMES (Hosted at New Britain Stadium):
 
Wednesday, August 30th at Sugar Land: 10:05 A.M.
 
More information about these games can be found HERE.
 
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees) and Facebook Live (facebook.com/newbritainbees), starting at 9:50 A.M.
 
Bees Buzz: Greg Nappo pitched 6 scoreless innings in game 1 of today’s doubleheader. That ties his longest outing of the season, and is his longest scoreless outing of the season…Jake McGuiggan hit a home run in game 2 of today’s doubleheader. He now has 3 home runs on the season, and all of them have come in away games against Sugar Land…With 1 hit in game 2, Jamar Walton is now 6 hits away from 1,000 hits in his professional career…Game 1 of today’s doubleheader was the first time that an away game ended with a 1-0 score in Bees franchise history. The Bees had never won or lost an away game by that score until then…With 2 hits in game 2 of today’s doubleheader, Michael Crouse is now 6 hits away from 700 hits in his professional career…The Bees have hit a home run in 3 consecutive days (3 of their last 4 games)…With 1 inning of relief pitched in game 2 of today’s doubleheader, Brandon Fry is now 2 1/3 innings away from 200 innings pitched in his professional career…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 261 after playing in both games of the doubleheader, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 284, 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. Tickets for the 2017 season are available by calling 860-826-BEES (2337), online at NBBees.com, or by visiting the New Britain Stadium Box Office.
 
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. 
 
For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com
 
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