In140CharactersorLess: The Bees look to salvage finale vs. Barnstormers in final game of homestand! First pitch 1:35PM!
Series: The Barnstormers have taken the first two games of this three-game series and now hold a 9-7 lead in the season series over the Bees. Today’s game will mark the final game at New Britain Stadium this season between the two teams.
Bees’ Tickets:BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Promotions: Today is a Hardware City Family Fun Day! Prior to the game, fans will be invited onto the field for an autograph session with the Bees. After the game, kids (and kids at heart) can take the field and Run the Bases! It is also Sting’s birthday! Join our mascot Sting, Sonar (Hartford Wolf Pack), and more for Sting's Birthday!
The Bees: The Bees have found their collective power stroke in August. The team enters this afternoon’s game with six home runs so far this month, tied with the Somerset Patriots for the most in the league.
The Opposition: K.C. Hobson has put up very strong numbers against the Bees this season, particularly when he visits New Britain Stadium. The left-handed hitter is hitting .324 (12-37) in ten games against the Bees, with three of his ten home runs on the year coming against New Britain. At New Britain Stadium, Hobson has hit two home runs and driven in seven runs.
New Britain- RHP Kyle Simon (5-5, 3.40) | Lancaster- LHP Kelvin De La Cruz (5-2, 2.30)
Key to the Game: Simon Says Do Not Pass Go- In two starts against Lancaster this season, Kyle Simon has yielded very little. In 13 innings, he has allowed just four earned runs and three walks, good for a 1-1 record and 2.77 ERA. New Britain will look for the right-hander to continue his dominance against Lancaster this afternoon as the Bees look to end the homestand on a high note.
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: “Black and Gold”- Sam Sparro
Bees Buzz: Michael Crouse has homered in three of his last six games played…Anthony Hewitt has enjoyed a strong stretch of late, hitting .364 with a home runs, two RBIs and three runs scored over his last five games…The Bees will play in their 100th game of the season this afternoon…
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.