Game Preview & Recap
In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees return home to open a four-game series with the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs! First pitch 6:35PM!
Series: The Bees and Blue Crabs face off for the first time in the second half after splitting the first first ten games evenly in the first half. New Britain swept the last series between the two teams on the road.
Promotions: Come out to New Britain Stadium before the start of the game tonight as we host a block party featuring food trucks, live music, and games! Joining us at the block party and for the game will be WWE Hall of Famer Bob Backlund! It is also CCSU Night where we will honor retiring CCSU president Jack Miller and former CCSU basketball coach Howie Dickenman!
Bees’ Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
The Bees: New Britain is off to a 7-13 start in the season’s second half, and overall the Bees are 43-47. The team is coming off a 2-4 road trip, most recently dropping two of three against the Long Island Ducks.
The Opposition: Southern Maryland enters the series with a 35-54 record overall, and so far are 9-11 in the second half. In their most recent series, the Blue Crabs took two of three from the Bluefish in Bridgeport.
Key to the Games: The Stopper- In Jarret Leverett’s short time as a starting pitcher this season, the left-hander has proven to be up to the task of being the Bees’ stopper. In three starts he has made following a Bees’ loss, the left-hander has pitched has allowed just five earned runs in 19 innings pitched, good for a 2.37 ERA (he’s also struck out 17 in those starts). After dropping both games of last night’s doubleheader vs. Long Island, the Bees will need Leverett to put together another quality outing tonight.
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Song of the Day: “Home”- Jack Johnson
Bees Buzz: Craig Maddox is hitting .381 (8-21) over his past five games with two triples, a home run, RBI, and two runs scored…Anthony Hewitt is hitting .320 (8-25) with a team high two home runs and 11 RBIs in nine vs. the Blue Crabs this season…The Bees own a 3.54 ERA against the Blue Crabs this season, their third best ERA vs. any team this season…
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