In140CharactersorLess: The Bees and Blue Crabs square off tonight in game two of four! First pitch 6:35PM!
Series: The Bees took the first game of their series with the Blue Crabs with an 11-3 win. So far, New Britain holds a 6-5 lead in the season series.
Bees’ Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Promotions: Today is Foul Pole Friday! If a designated Bees player hits a home run off of one of the foul poles during a Friday home game, one lucky fan will win $50,000! Tonight is also our 4th Pyrotechnics Show of the season as well as First Responders night where we will celebrate first responders from Central Connecticut throughout the night. In addition, we will also be celebrating the town of Plainville with the Community Foundation of Greater New Britain.
The Bees: After his two home run, six RBI performance in last night’s game, Jon Griffin is now hitting .321 (9-28) with three home runs, nine RBIs and ten runs scored in nine games against the Blue Crabs this season.
The Opposition: Over his last five games, first baseman Michael Snyder is hitting .500 (10-20) with a home run, five RBIs, and three runs scored, including collecting RBIs in each of his last three games.
New Britain- RHP Sean Gleason (2-5, 7.10) | Southern Maryland- RHP Daryl Thompson (3-6, 5.06)
Key to the Game: Build momentum- During their most recent road trip, the Bees averaged just 3.5 runs per game in their six-game trip that brought them to Bridgeport and Long Island. However, the Bees scored 11 runs in their return home to New Britain last night. The Bees’ offense will hope to build on that momentum.
Broadcast: YouTube (youtube.com/NewBritainBees). WDRC AM 1360 (Hartford), WMMW AM 1470 (Meriden), WWCO AM 1240 (Waterbury), and WSNG AM 610 (Torrington). Bees fans can also listen live by visiting www.talkofconnecticut.com.
Song of the Day: “Thank God It’s Friday”- Love and Kisses
Bees Buzz: Sean Gleason has not allowed an earned run in four innings of work this season against Southern Maryland…During his streak of 25 straight games on base (the longest in the Atlantic League this season), James Skelton has drawn as many hits (22) as walks (22) and has an on-base percentage of .404…Craig Maddox is hitting .382 (13-34) with five runs scored and three extra-base hits during his eight game hitting streak…
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.