ROSA, KAJIMOTO, BIERFELDT, BACA EACH GET 2 HITS IN LOSS
In 140 Characters or Less: Greenwood goes 6 1/3, four different players get 2 hits each as Bees end 2017 home schedule with 7-3 loss to Skeeters #ItsBetterWithTheBees
The Game Changed When… The game was tied at 3, and Sugar Land broke the tie in the top of the 7th inning with 3 runs. 7 hitters would come to the plate, and the offensive surge was led by a 2 run single from Albert Cordero, followed by Josh Prince sprinting home from third on a wild pitch. It gave the Skeeters a 6-3 lead at the time, which would be all that they needed to get the win.
Pitchers of Record: W: Andrew Johnston (2-4) | L: Nick Greenwood (4-6)
Player(s) of the Game: Joe Benson (Sugar Land) – 2-4, RBI | Albert Cordero (Sugar Land) – 1-3, 2 RBI | Michael Baca (New Britain) – 2-4, RBI
Next Game: Tuesday, September 12th, 6:35 P.M.
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (27-36, 53-80) vs. Somerset Patriots (29-34, 71-62)
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: TBD | Somerset: TBD
Bees Buzz: The Bees ended the 2017 season with 400 strikeouts by their pitching staff at home games, meaning that Beacon Prescriptions will donate $4,000 to the Prudence Crandall Center to help strike out domestic violence…The Bees ended the 2017 season with 53 home runs hit at home, meaning that Stanley will donate $5,300 to House of Heroes…Today’s game was Michael Crouse’s 799th game of his professional career…Nick Murphy has played in 3 games with the Bees since being signed on September 2nd, and has recorded a hit in each of them…Jovan Rosa had 2 hits in today’s game for his team leading 45th multi-hit game of the season…James Skelton drew his 94th and 95th walks of the season in today’s game, he is now 6 walks away from tying the single season Atlantic League record in that category…Each of the starting 9 hitters in New Britain’s batting order have reached base safely at least once in today’s game…Today’s game was Nick Murphy’s first start as the designated hitter with the Bees…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 273, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 296, including postseason.
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