In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees return from the All-Star break to take on the Revolution in York! First pitch 6:30PM!
Series: Through the first ten games between the two teams this season, the Revolution hold a 6-4 edge on the Bees. The remaining two games of this series after tonight take place Saturday night at 6:30 and Sunday afternoon at 1PM.
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The Bees: New Britain comes out of the All-Star break having split their most recent series with the Bridgeport Bluefish. In seven games since the start of the second half, the Bees are 3-4, but overall own a 39-38 record.
The Opposition: Winners of the first half in the Freedom Division with a 40-30 record, the Revolution have gotten off to a slow start in the second half. York is so far just 2-5 in the second half, having lost two of three to Bridgeport and three of four to Sugar Land.
New Britain- RHP Kyle Simon (4-2, 1.97) | York- RHP James Simmons (6-3, 4.12)
Key to the Game: Hit the ground running- While the second half is already underway, the All-Star break has given the team a chance to rest and recover. This will be especially helpful for the bullpen as it has had to pick up some of the slack of late with the Bees losing two starting pitchers to MLB organizations.
Broadcast: WDRC AM 1360 (Hartford), WMMW AM 1470 (Meriden), WWCO AM 1240 (Waterbury), WSNG AM 610 (Torrington) and YouTube (youtube.com/NewBritainBees).
Song of the Day: “(Just Like) Starting Over”- John Lennon
Bees Buzz: Kyle Simon has made one start against York this season, tossing five innings and allowing just one run on five hits while striking out six in New Britain’s 4-3 loss at York on May 12…The Bees’ collective 2.74 ERA against the Revolution is the lowest mark for Bees’ pitchers against any team in 2016…First baseman Jon Griffin will be hoping the All-Star break doesn’t affect his hot start to July, as he is hitting .324 (11-34) with five RBIs and ten runs scored in 11 games of far this month…
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play all their home games at the newly renovated New Britain Stadium. For further information or to become a season ticket holder, email [email protected], 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 35 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.