In 140 Characters or Less: New Britain looks for an opening series win over York in Sunday afternoon finale! First pitch at 1:35 PM! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: The series is currently tied up at one game apiece. York took the first game on Friday night 7-4, and New Britain answered with a 3-2 victory on Saturday night. Today’s game marks the final game of the series as well as opening weekend, and will decide who wins the first series of the year between the two teams.
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PROMOTIONS: It’s time to make New Britain Stadium pink! The CT Breast Health Initiative presents Pink in the Park to raise awareness of breast cancer and to honor breast cancer survivors and caretakers. Fans who wear pink to the park will receive $5 bleacher tickets! Every Sunday home game is a Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Day! Fans are invited onto the field for a pregame autograph session with Bees players from 12:40 – 1:00 P.M., and kids are invited to run the bases after the game!
The Bees: New Britain earned their game winning runs last night thanks to a two run home run by James Skelton in the 4th inning to make the score 3-0. The combined pitching efforts of Kyle Simon, Jason Jarvis, Brandon League and Joe Beimel out of the bullpen were able to hold off the York offense thanks to some key plays on defense to eliminate potential threats and secure the victory.
The Opposition: Last night York’s Alonzo Harris went 3-4 at the plate, including a triple in the 6th inning. The Revs bullpen was lights out against the Bees offense from the 5th inning onward, with Michael Click, Joe Van Meter, Hawtin Buchanan, and Julio DePaula pitching one inning each, holding them hitless.
Key to the Game- Outsmart the southpaw: For the second time in the series, York sends a left handed starting pitcher to the mound. On Friday night, lefty Frank Gailey got the start for the Revolution and he limited the Bees offense to just five hits across five innings, striking out four batters. The Revs bullpen proved last night that they can be dangerous, holding New Britain hitless from the 5th inning onward. Look for the Bees to take advantage of any chance they have to make Williamson uncomfortable on the rubber, and score early.
Bees Buzz: Starter Brian Dupra is currently 2 1/3 innings away from pitching 100 total innings with the Bees…New Britain has hit at least one home run in four straight games dating back to last season, including multi-home run games by Jon Griffin (9/17/16 vs. Somerset) and Conor Bierfeldt (4/21/17 vs. York)…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees to 142 last night.
About the New Britain Bees
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The Atlantic League has been a leader in professional baseball and a gateway to Major League Baseball since 1998. Over 36 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.