NEW BRITAIN BEES (4-9) VS. SUGAR LAND SKEETERS (7-7)
In 140 Characters or Less: #MarziOnTheMound as the Bees fly to Sugar Land to begin a 6 game set against the Skeeters, first pitch at 8:05 PM! #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: The Bees and Skeeters open up a 6 game series in Sugar Land, taking place this weekend and into next week. Game 1 is tonight at 8:05 P.M., followed by game 2 on Saturday night at 7:05 P.M. The third game will be on Sunday afternoon beginning at 3:05 P.M., and the series will continue into the following week with Monday’s game at 8:05 P.M., Tuesday’s game at 12:05 P.M., and concluding on Wednesday night at 8:05 P.M. All times listed are eastern time.
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The Bees: New Britain flies into Sugar Land looking to beat the streak, currently on a 4 game losing skid after being swept out of New Britain by the Somerset Patriots. They will be beginning their second road trip of the season, and for the second time they will only be making one stop before heading back home to New Britain.
The Opposition: Sugar Land heads into this series after a road trip to Lancaster and Southern Maryland. They are currently on a 2 game winning streak having defeated the Blue Crabs in the final two games of their series. The Skeeters have the league leaders in home runs (Jeremy Barfield, 5) and triples (Joe Benson, 2).
Starters- New Britain: Anthony Marzi (1-1, 4.50) | Sugar Land: Kyle Drabek (0-2, 10.13)
Key to the Game- Road warriors: The Bees are 2-1 in road games this year having won a series in Long Island earlier in the season, and they have lost 7 straight games at New Britain Stadium. The Bees are certainly looking for some momentum, and it seemed like the trip to Sugar Land came at an optimal time. Look for New Britain to hold their road warrior status and start the road trip in Texas off on the right foot, from a solid start by Anthony Marzi to quality at bats at the plate.
Bees Buzz: Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 153 yesterday…The Bees were swept in a series for the second time at home this season…With yesterday’s loss, New Britain is now 2-2 in one run games…Michael Crouse earned his third stolen base of the season yesterday’s game, which led to the first Bees run…New Britain remains winless on games scheduled on weekdays. They are 4-0 on weekend games.
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.
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 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.