In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees open a seven-game road trip with the Somerset Patriots tonight! First pitch 7:05PM!
Series: New Britain enters this series with Somerset with a commanding 7-3 lead in the season series to this point. The last time the two teams squared off, the Bees took three of four games at Somerset at the end of June.
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The Bees: Coming off a series win over Bridgeport, the Bees enter this series just five games in back of Somerset in the second half Liberty Division standings with a 20-27 record. Overall, the Bees are 56-61.
The Opposition: The Patriots begin the second half of their six-game homestand tonight after dropping two of three to Lancaster. At 25-22 in the second half, the Patriots hold a slim half game lead over Bridgeport for the top spot in the Liberty Division.
New Britain- RHP Daniel Sattler (1-2, 2.61) | Somerset- RHP Alexis Candelario (0-1, 6.58)
Key to the Game: Start the playoff push- The Bees and Patriots meet tonight for the first out of ten times in the second half, and the Bees trail the Patriots by five games in the standings. If the Bees have plans at making a push towards a second half Liberty Division title and playoff spot, a win in tonight’s series opener will point them in the right direction.
Broadcast: YouTube (youtube.com/NewBritainBees). The game can also be heard on these radio stations, 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: “Roadrunner”- The Modern Lovers
Bees Buzz: Jon Griffin has been the Bees’ best hitter against the Patriots this season, batting .452 (14-31) with five extra-base hits, six RBIs and five runs scored…Michael Crouse enters tonight’s game with a seven-game hitting streak…The Bees tagged Alexis Candelario with his lone loss of the season on June 20, getting to him for six runs and nine hits in 4.2 innings…
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