In140CharactersorLess: The Bees look to bounce back after last night’s loss to the Barnstormers! First pitch 6:35PM!
Series: Lancaster took the opening game of this series with a 9-2 win last night. After tonight’s game, the two teams play their final game against each other at New Britain Stadium this season Sunday afternoon at 1:35PM (the teams end their season series at Lancaster September 6-9).
Bees’ Tickets:BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Promotions: Tonight will be Social Media Saturday! The hottest ticket in town just got hotter thanks to you. Be the star of the show all night long and tag your ballpark selfies with the hashtag “#ItsBetterWithTheBees” — winners will be picked, re-posted on official team social media accounts, and rewarded with a signed baseball from that game's starting pitcher! It will also be our 2016 Collector’s Pin Giveaway Night! The fifth 2016 Collector's Pin of the season will be given to the first 1,000 fans through the gates.
The Bees: Michael Crouse is having a very strong homestand thus far, batting .333 (10-30) with two home runs, nine RBIs, and three runs scored in the first eight games of the homestand.
The Opposition: Former big leaguer Mike Jacobs has picked up at least one hit in all five games he has played against the Bees this season and is batting .348 (8-23) with two doubles, three RBIs and four runs scored in those five games.
Key to the Game: Roe upstream- Making his first start for the Bees his last time out, Nate Roe will try to duplicate his the performance he had on July 31 against Southern Maryland (6.1 innings, two runs) as he tries to prove he can be a consistent contributor to the Bees’ starting rotation.
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: “Saturday Night”- Bay City Rollers
Bees Buzz: In his short stint with the Bees, Nate Roe has put up great numbers with runners in scoring position, holding opponents to just one hit in 14 at-bats in those situations…Jake McGuiggan has picked up hits in all five games he has played against Lancaster this season and is batting .412 (7-17) against them overall…Jonathan Roof has reached base in each of his last five 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.