In 140 Characters or Less: Bees conclude away series vs. Sugar Land today at 10:05 A.M., text HARVEY to 90999 to make a donation to the Red Cross relief fund
Series: The Skeeters will serve as the home team for the 4 game series between New Britain and Sugar Land hosted at New Britain Stadium. New Britain came from behind to win the first game 3-2. Sugar Land swept a doubleheader yesterday 1-0 and 6-4, and the last game of the series will be this morning at 10:05.
UPCOMING GAMES (Hosted at New Britain Stadium):
Wednesday, August 30th at Sugar Land: 10:05 A.M.
More information about these games can be found HERE.
The Bees: In game 1, Greg Nappo was the main headline for the Bees. Even though the offense was shut out, he still had a remarkable outing on the mound. He threw 6 scoreless innings, allowing 6 hits, 2 walks and striking out 4 batters. In game 2, Jake McGuiggan hit his 3rd home run of the season and Craig Maddox had 3 hits and an RBI. Game 1 of the doubleheader was the first time an away game ever ended in a 1-0 score in Bees franchise history.
The Opposition: Starting pitcher Mitch Talbot was dominant in game 1 of yesterday’s doubleheader, limiting the Bees to just 2 hits in a complete game shutout. Sugar Land secured it for him in walkoff fashion thanks to an RBI single by Kevin Ahrens to score Dickie Thon. In game 2, a vast majority of Sugar Land’s scoring came from a 2 run home run by Joe Benson in the 3rd inning and a 3 RBI double by Anthony Giansanti in the 5th inning.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Nick Greenwood (3-4, 4.58) | Sugar Land: RHP Jake Hale (9-5, 3.61)
Key to the Game – Chain hits together: In game 2 of yesterday’s doubleheader, the Bees outhit the Skeeters 11-6, however lost the game 6-4. New Britain left 9 total runners on base as a result of the 11 hits that they totaled in the contest, leaving 2 or more base runners on in 4 of the 7 innings played. In order for the Bees to succeed in the final game of this away series at New Britain Stadium, they will need to chain hits together and capitalize on any offensive opportunity they have. Look for the New Britain hitters to aim beyond the wall, split the gaps and place line drives just inside the chalk lines to get runners on base and move them around.
Bees Buzz: Greg Nappo pitched 6 scoreless innings in game 1 of yesterday’s doubleheader. That ties his longest outing of the season, and is his longest scoreless outing of the season…Jake McGuiggan hit a home run in game 2 of yesterday’s doubleheader. He now has 3 home runs on the season, and all of them have come in away games against Sugar Land…With 1 hit in game 2 yesterday, Jamar Walton is now 6 hits away from 1,000 hits in his professional career…Game 1 of yesterday’s doubleheader was the first time that an away game ended with a 1-0 score in Bees franchise history. The Bees had never won or lost an away game by that score until then…With 2 hits in game 2 of yesterday’s doubleheader, Michael Crouse is now 6 hits away from 700 hits in his professional career…The Bees have hit a home run in 3 consecutive days (3 of their last 4 games)…With 1 inning of relief pitched in game 2 of yesterday’s doubleheader, Brandon Fry is now 2 1/3 innings away from 200 innings pitched in his professional career…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 261 after playing in both games of the doubleheader, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 284, including postseason.
About the New Britain Bees
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