In 140 Characters or Less: After a rain-shortened affair yesterday, the Bees take on the Ducks once more this afternoon beginning at 1:35 #NewBritainVsEverybody
Series: The Bees and Ducks will face off in a 4 game weekend series in Central Islip. The Bees won game 1 by a 16-2 score led by Craig Maddox’s 2 grand slams. Game 2 was shortened due to rain after 5 innings, giving Long Island a 2-0 win to even the series. Game 3 will be this afternoon at 1:35, and the last game of the series will be tomorrow 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: Last night, New Britain’s 2 game winning streak against the Ducks came to an end as they escaped with a 2-0 win over the Bees in rain-shortened fashion. No runs were scored on the New Britain side, and only 3 different Bees hitters recorded a hit. On the mound, Jonathan Pettibone pitched 4 full innings striking out 2 batters, and Brandon Shimo pitched a scoreless inning of relief.
The Opposition: Long Island starting pitcher Matt Larkins was dominant in his start last night, limiting the Bees to just 3 hits and recording 6 strikeouts. The scoring opened up in the bottom of the 1st inning when Angelo Songco hit an RBI single to score Delta Cleary Jr., and then their second run came in the bottom of the 4th inning when Giovanny Alfonzo came home to score on an RBI single by Dan Lyons.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Nate Roe (5-6, 3.92) | Long Island: RHP Matt Marsh (0-0, 0.00)
Key to the Game – Sunday fun day: Of any day of the week, New Britain has the best record this season on Sundays at 12-10. They have won 4 of their last 5 games on Sundays with their only loss coming in game 2 of a doubleheader against Bridgeport. Look for the Bees to take advantage of the Sunday afternoon sun and continue their success that they have had on Sundays throughout this season, giving them the upper hand on Long Island in the series.
Bees Buzz: Last night’s game was the second game this season for the Bees to have been shortened due to rain. Both have come on the road, and they have lost both of them. The first game was on June 16th against Southern Maryland, which they lost by a 3-2 score…With 1 hit in last night’s game, Conor Bierfeldt has reached 400 hits in his professional career…Last night’s game was Long Island’s third shutout of the season against the Bees, which now ties them with Sugar Land for most shutouts of the Bees on the season…Brandon Shimo has not allowed a run in 6 of his last 7 outings (8 innings pitched)…James Skelton drew his league leading 87th walk of the season in the 1st inning of last night’s game…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 264 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 287, 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.