In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees take on the Bluefish looking for their second straight win! First pitch 6:35PM!
Series: The Bees tied the season series with the Bluefish at nine apiece with last night’s 4-3 win. After tonight’s game, the final game of the season series between the teams will take place tomorrow night at 6:35PM.
Promotions: Tonight is a Winning Inning Wednesday! The Bees will designate a specific occurrence during each inning and if the event occurs during that inning, one lucky fan will win $10,000! Simply sign up at the Bees Ticket Window on the concourse to be eligible to win. It is also Group Leader Night where the Bees will recognize group leaders throughout the night at New Britain Stadium.
Tickets: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
The Bees: Over his last five games, Michael Crouse’s bat has been scorching hot. The former Blue Jay prospect is hitting .579 (11-19) with two RBIs and five runs scored while also stealing six bases without getting caught during that stretch.
The Opposition: Jose Cuevas continues to hit well against New Britain this season. After picking up two hits last night, the Bronx, NY native is hitting .324 (22-68) and has picked up at least one hit in 12 of the 17 games he has played against the Bees in 2016.
New Britain- RHP Mike Lee (1-0, 5.10) | Bridgeport- Jonathan Albaladejo (12-5, 4.4.34)
Key to the Game: Lee(d) the way- The last time Mike Lee squared off against Bridgeport he surrendered just one earned run and struck out four in six innings of work on June 27 as a member of the Lancaster Barnstormers. The Bees will look for Lee to duplicate that performance in his start tonight against the ‘Fish.
Broadcast: YouTube (youtube.com/NewBritainBees)
Song of the Day: “Just Fishin’”- Trace Adkins
Bees Buzz: Both Michael Crouse (five) and Greg Golson (six) enter tonight’s game with hitting streaks of at least five games…James Skelton has picked up a hit in five straight games against the Bluefish…Since returning to the Bees on August 17, Eric Fornataro has not allowed a run in five innings of work (three appearances)…
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.
For more information, please visit www.AtlanticLeague.com