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Series: The last home stand of 2017 begins with a 3 game series against the Lancaster Barnstormers. All games have a 6:35 scheduled start time. New Britain won game 1 by a score of 7-6. Game 2 will be tonight, and the series will end with game 3 on Thursday night.
TICKETS: BUY HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
PROMOTIONS: Tonight is Faith Night at New Britain Stadium, as well as the final YMCA Fun “4” Everyone Day of the season! Use promo code “FUN4” when purchasing tickets online to get 4 tickets, 4 hot dogs, 4 bags of chips, 4 drinks, and a 10% discount at B. Hive & Co. for just $50, a 60% discount!
The Bees: New Britain’s offense last night was led by Jon Griffin and Conor Bierfeldt, who each had a double and multiple RBI in yesterday’s contest. The Bees scored in the 1st, 4th and 5th innings, scoring the game winning run on a dropped 3rd strike to Michael Baca in the 5th. Nick Greenwood earned the win in his start, pitching 5 innings and striking out 4.
The Opposition: Lancaster’s one and only lead that they managed to secure last night was in the top of the 5th, however it only lasted for that half inning as the Bees would re-take it with a 4 run bottom half. Lance Zawadski, Cole Garner, Darian Sandford and Trayvon Robinson all had RBI hits in the game, with Robinson’s being when Lancaster took the lead in the top of the 5th.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: RHP Kyle Simon (10-11, 4.07) | Lancaster: LHP Tommy Shirley (3-5, 6.75)
Key to the Game – Late game heroics: When games where more than 7 innings have been played are taken into consideration, New Britain has scored in the 8th inning or later in 5 of their last 6 victories, the one victory where they did not score in the 8th or later being last night. Late game heroics have provided the Bees with either the game winning runs or comforting insurance runs as they went on to earn those victories. The Lancaster bullpen threw 3 shutout innings last night, but if the Bees can attack the Barnstormer relievers efficiently late in the game, that will be a key to victory.
Broadcast: The Bees’ Official YouTube Channel ( and Facebook Live (, starting at 6:20 P.M.
Song of the Day: Neil Young - Four Strong Winds
Bees Buzz: With 2 RBI in last night’s game, Conor Bierfeldt has reached 300 RBI in his professional career…Nick Greenwood has earned a win in 3 of his last 4 starts…Jon Griffin has totaled 9 RBI through his last 5 games…With 2/3 of an inning of relief pitched yesterday, Brandon Fry is now 2/3 of an inning away from 200 innings pitched in his professional career…With 2 hits in last night’s game, Michael Crouse is now 1 hit away from 700 hits in his professional career…The Bees have scored in the 1st inning in 3 consecutive games, and 4 of their last 5…The Bees hit 5 doubles in last night’s game, which ties their team high this season for most doubles in a game, set several other times…Shawn Gilblair earned his 18th save in last night’s game, he is now 3 saves away from tying the Bees’ franchise record in saves that he set last season at 21…Brandon Shimo has not allowed a run in 5 consecutive outings, and 8 of his last 9 outings overall. He has only given up 2 hits in his last 5 appearances…The Bees are now 21-16 in one run games…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 267 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 290, including postseason.
About the New Britain Bees
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