In140CharactersorLess: The Bees wrap up their series today with the Ducks in a doubleheader! Game one begins at 6:35PM!
Series: After rain washed away the series opener on Monday, the Bees took the delayed opener of the series yesterday with a 4-1 win over the Ducks. With the close of the series today, the teams will play their remaining two series of the year at New Britain Stadium (August 15-18, September 2-4).
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The Bees: James McOwen is off to a scorching start to his Bees’ career. The native of Ft. Lauderdale, Florida and former sixth round draft pick of the Seattle Mariners in 2007 is hitting .600 (6-10) since joining the Bees with three RBIs and a run scored.
The Opposition: John Brownell, who will be the Ducks’ starting pitcher in the first game of tonight’s doubleheader, has been one of Long Island’s most consistent starters all season. The right-hander has allowed three runs or less while tossing at least seven innings in each of his past four starts (3-0, 2.47 ERA during that stretch).
Game 1: New Britain- RHP Kyle Simon (5-3, 2.73) | Long Island- RHP John Brownell (7-3, 2.91)
Game 2: New Britain- LHP Anthony Marzi (1-0, 3.03) | Long Island - LHP Darin Downs (8-5, 3.60)
Key to the Games: Series win- Since the beginning of the second half on July 4th, the Bees have yet to win a series (0-2 with two splits). A win in either game of the tonight’s doubleheader will guarantee the Bees a series win, which might be the boost the team needs to pick up further series wins in the second half.
Bees Buzz: Jovan Rosa appears to be enjoying hitting in the heat as the right-handed hitter is batting .381 (8-21) with a RBI and two runs scored over his past five games…Kyle Simon’s lone start of the season against the Ducks came on April 25 at home, allowing just two baserunners (one hit, one walk) in five innings of work in a 5-2 Bees’ loss…Jonathan Roof carries and eight-game hitting streak in tonight’s games…
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.