In 140 Characters or Less: Looking for a split in the series finale vs. the Ducks, the Bees send Greg Nappo to the hill this afternoon 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. Long Island won game 3 in come from behind fashion by a score of 8-7. The final game of the series will be this 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: Following yesterday’s loss, New Britain is 1-2 in this series against the Ducks, and 9-10 in the overall season series. A win today would split both this 4 game set and the season series in half for each club. Yesterday the Bees slugged two 2 run home runs, one by Jon Griffin and the other by Craig Maddox, building up a 7-3 lead. But that lead would disappear late in the game as the Ducks would come back for the win.
The Opposition: Long Island erased a 4 run deficit to come from behind and get the win in last night’s game. Down 7-3 going into the 6th inning, the offense surged for 4 runs led by a sacrifice fly by Elmer Reyes and then a 3 run double and an error by Alex Burg, who would come all the way around to score himself after the fielding error. That tied the game at 7, and the game winning run came in the bottom of the 8th when Burg would hit a solo home run, giving the Ducks the 8-7 lead.
Starting Pitchers – New Britain: LHP Greg Nappo (2-1, 4.03) | Long Island: RHP Jake Dunning (2-1, 2.84)
Key to the Game – Less labored Labor Day: Several times in this series against Long Island, New Britain pitchers have had some trouble creating quick, efficient innings, keeping their pitch counts low. In last night’s game, Nate Roe had to throw 82 pitches through 4 innings, and Casey Coleman had to throw 40 pitches through 2 innings. On Saturday, Jonathan Pettibone threw 91 pitches through 4 innings of work. Look for Nappo and the Bees pitchers to aim for quick innings to keep their pitch counts low, reducing their workload and keeping Long Island’s offensive threats to a minimum.
Song of the Day: Foreigner - I'll Get Even With You
Bees Buzz: Craig Maddox has hit 4 home runs in this series against Long Island after hitting a 2 run shot in yesterday’s game…With an RBI in yesterday’s game, Conor Bierfeldt is now 2 RBI away from 300 RBI in his professional career…Nate Roe has recorded 9 total strikeouts through his last 2 starts (8 total innings pitched)…With 1 hit in yesterday’s game, Jamar Walton is now 2 hits away from 1,000 hits in his professional career…Jon Griffin hit a 2 run home run in yesterday’s game, his 11th home run of the season. Griffin has homered twice in this series against the Ducks…In this series against Long Island, the Bees have hit 7 home runs. Only 1 of them was a solo home run. 18 total runs have been scored via the long ball in the 3 games played so far…Brandon Shimo has not allowed a run in 7 of his last 8 outings (9 total innings pitched). He has appeared in 3 consecutive games…The home run by Alex Burg in the bottom of the 8th inning yesterday against Brandon League was just the 2nd home run given up by League this season…With yesterday’s loss, New Britain’s tragic number is down to 5…Jovan Rosa extended his consecutive games played for the Bees streak to 265 yesterday, and his overall consecutive games played streak to 288, including postseason.
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