In 140 Characters or Less: #SimonSays it’s time to visit Central Islip to begin a 4 game set with the Long Island Ducks tonight at 6:35 P.M. #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: The Bees and Ducks will face off in a 4 game weekend series in Central Islip. The series begins tonight at 6:35, followed by game 2 tomorrow night at 6:35. Game 3 will be on Sunday afternoon at 1:35, and the last game of the series will be on Monday afternoon at 1:35.
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Tuesday, September 5th vs. Lancaster: Comcast Back to School Giveaway/Two-Fer Tuesday
Wednesday, September 6th vs. Lancaster: Faith Night/YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day
Thursday, September 7th vs. Lancaster: Octoberfest/TD Bank Night/Thirsty Thursday
Friday, September 8th vs. Sugar Land: Bike Night/Fat Tire Friday/Foul Pole Friday
Saturday, September 9th vs. Sugar Land: Sting Bobblehead Giveaway/First Responder’s Night/FIREWORKS
Sunday, September 10th vs. Sugar Land: Fan Appreciation Day/Key Bank Giveaway/Schaller Hardware City Family Fun-Day
The Bees: New Britain just concluded a rescheduled, relocated 4 game series against the Sugar Land Skeeters. It was originally scheduled to be played in Sugar Land but was moved to New Britain due to Hurricane Harvey. The Skeeters took home victories in 3 of the 4 games, including a 5-0 shutout yesterday. In yesterday’s game, Nick Greenwood tossed a complete game but got the loss.
The Opposition: Long Island is in the middle of an 8 game home stand, first playing 4 games against York and then 4 against the Bees. They split the series with York 2-2, winning the first two games and then losing the next two. Elmer Reyes has recorded 5 hits in that 4 game series against York, driving in 2 and scoring 3 runs, and is in the middle of a 9 game hitting streak. This will be the second consecutive weekend that the Ducks have played against the Bees.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Kyle Simon (9-11, 4.12) | Long Island: RHP Tyler Levine (3-1, 4.59)
Key to the Game – Extra rest: The one difference between the Ducks and the Bees coming into this series is that New Britain did not play yesterday, however Long Island did. The Ducks also had to play a doubleheader on Wednesday night after the second game of their series against York was postponed. Even though the Ducks didn’t have to travel anywhere, they didn’t have a day off like New Britain did yesterday. Look for the Bees to use the extra rest that they had to their advantage, increasing alertness and polishing their all-around performance in tonight’s game.
Bees Buzz: The 10:05 A.M. first pitch time for Wednesday’s game was the earliest start time to a game in Bees franchise history…Wednesday’s game was Nick Greenwood’s 2nd complete game of his professional career. His first career complete game came in 2013 with the Springfield Cardinals, AA affiliate of the St. Louis Cardinals…Wednesday’s game was a single 7 inning game. The last time the Bees played a single 7 inning game before then was on July 4th, 2016 in Sugar Land. The game was shortened to 7 innings due to fireworks…After their shutout on Wednesday, the Skeeters have shut out the Bees 3 times this season, which is the most of any team in the league. New Britain has been shut out twice by both Long Island and Southern Maryland…James Skelton drew his league leading 83rd walk in Wednesday’s game…Wednesday’s game is tied for the shortest 7 inning game played by the Bees this season (1:33 on May 27th against Southern Maryland)…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 262 on Wednesday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 285, including postseason.
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 37 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.