NEW BRITAIN BEES (2-5) VS. LONG ISLAND DUCKS (4-4)
In 140 Characters or Less: New Britain sends Dupra to the mound looking to even the series at Long Island, first pitch scheduled for 6:35 PM! #ItsBetterWithTheBees
Series: Long Island took the first game of the series in come from behind fashion, scoring 4 runs in the 7th inning after Craig Maddox’s 3 run home run in the 1st inning. Game 2 of the series is tonight with first pitch at 6:35 P.M., and the series will conclude tomorrow afternoon at 1:35 P.M.
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The Bees: Last night marked the first road game that the Bees had on their schedule for the 2017 season. In the 4-3 loss, Craig Maddox hit his second home run of the season, a 3 run home run. Jonathan Pettibone pitched 5 scoreless innings only allowing 4 hits. Of all Atlantic League pitchers that still have a 0.00 ERA, Pettibone has the most innings logged.
The Opposition: The Long Island bats were quiet throughout most of the game until the 7th inning, when 9 batters came to the plate, bringing 4 runs across. The Ducks bullpen brought their best stuff to the mound last night, limiting the Bees to only 1 hit from the 5th inning onward, and striking out 6 batters.
Starters- New Britain: RHP Brian Dupra (1-0, 1.80) | Long Island: RHP Tim Melville (0-0, 4.50)
Key to the Game- Bullpen backs up the starter: On April 23 against York, Brian Dupra tossed 5 innings only allowing 1 run on 2 hits, and striking out 2 batters. If he pitches another game with similar numbers, it will be up to the bullpen to keep the Bees in the game, or to hold the lead if they have it. Look for the Bees bullpen to shut the door whenever they enter the game and keep the opposing offense silent to back up their starting pitcher.
Bees Buzz: Jonathan Pettibone pitched 5 innings yesterday, bringing his total to 8 1/3 on the season, allowing no runs and only 6 hits…Steve Carrillo and Craig Maddox extended their on base streaks to 7 consecutive games…The Bees have hit at least one home run in 9 of their last 10 games dating back to last season…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 148 yesterday.
About the New Britain Bees
The New Britain Bees are in their second season of play as a member of the Atlantic League of Professional Baseball and play at New Britain Stadium. For further information or to reserve seats, email [email protected], call 860-826-BEES (2337), or visit NBBees.com.
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