Preview of tonight’s Bees game against Sugar Land



In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees return to New Britain Stadium to open up a three-game series vs. the Sugar Land Skeeters! First pitch tonight 6:35PM!

Series: New Britain has the edge in the season series so far against Sugar Land, winning four of the first seven games they have played. After tonight’s opener, the two teams play Saturday night at 6:35 and Sunday afternoon at 1:35.

Bees Tickets: Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES

The Bees: The Bees (24-28) are mired in a six-game losing streak, having dropped the final three games of the four-game series at Bridgeport and getting swept in three games at Long Island. New Britain is six games back of the Long Island Ducks in the Liberty Division.

The Opposition: Sugar Land has won their past two series, including just taking two of three games at Lancaster vs. the Barnstormers. Overall the Skeeters are 28-25 and are two games behind the York Revolution in the Freedom Division.

New Britain– RHP Kyle Simon (0-1, 1.95) | Sugar Land- RHP Parker Frazier (5-2, 4.28)

Key to the Game – Simon Says: In his first start for the Bees since May 12 due to injury, Kyle Simon looked very sharp against the Bridgeport Bluefish. Limited to a pitch count, Simon threw three perfect innings, striking out one. Look for Simon to build on that great first start back against the Skeeters, who the Bees have pitched well against all season.

Bees Buzz: Jon Jones is hitting .435 (10-23) with three doubles and five runs scored in the Bees’ seven games against the Skeeters this season…The Bees have pitched very well against Sugar Land so far this season, pitching to a 2.97 ERA in 57.2 innings…Greg Golson is hitting .421 (8-19) with three runs scored over his last five games.Bees-Yellow