Game Preview & Recap
In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees try to salvage the final game of their three-game series with York. First pitch 1:00PM!
Series: The Revolution have won the first two games of the series, twice holding the Bees to one run in a 6-1 win Friday night and 5-1 win last night. The next time the Bees square off with the Revolution will be August 2-4 at New Britain Stadium.
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The Bees: Bees’ starting pitcher Jarret Leverett is approaching several career milestones as he enters his start today against the Revolution. The left-hander out of Eatonton, Georgia is just four strikeouts away from reaching 100 in his professional career and is only five innings away from setting a new career high in innings pitched for a single season (currently stands at 41.2 innings; current career high is 46.1 set in 2014).
The Opposition: Josh Wilson has enjoyed a strong series thus far against the Bees. The former big league shortstop is off to a 3-7 start to the series with two RBIs, two runs scored and a double. Overall he is hitting .286 (12-42) in 12 games against New Britain this season.
Key to the Game: Find the offense- The Bees have come out of the All-Star break with ice cold bats, managing just one run and six hits in each of the first two games of the series against the Revolution. For the Bees not to head home empty handed, the offense will need to find a spark against a familiar face in York’s Tyrelle Harris, who has already pitched in seven games against New Britain this season.
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: “Revolution”- Bob Marley and the Wailers
Bees Buzz: Craig Maddox is the second member of the Bees to have a on-base streak of at least 20 games (Greg Golson, 23), and his current 20-game streak is tied for the longest active streak in the league…Jarret Leverett is 1-1 with a 2.46 ERA in 11 innings as a member of the Bees’ starting rotation…After last night’s outing, Eric Fornataro is sitting on 299 career appearances as a professional (including eight at the major league level)…
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