In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees made yet another late inning rally to force extras for the second straight day, but ultimately fall to the Sugar Land Skeeters 9-6 in 12 innings.
The Game Changed When…: …Patrick Palmiero, who had pinch hit in the 10th inning, delivered the eventual game-winning runs with his two-run double with the bases loaded off Eric Fornataro in the top of the 12th inning.
Pitchers of Record:
W: Ryan Mattheus (1-1) | L: Brandon Fry (1-1)
Player(s) of the Game: NB Jon Griffin (4-5, 2RBI, game-tying triple in 9th), SL Travis Scott (2-4, HR, 3RBI, 3 runs), SL Patrick Palmeiro (1-2, go-ahead two-run double in 12th)
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (26-29, 6.5 GB) vs Somerset Patriots (33-23, 0 GB)
Pitching Matchup – NB: Cole Johnson (4-5, 2.40) | SP: Alexis Candelario (0-0, 1.80)
Bees Tickets: | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Broadcast: Youtube (Youtube.com/NewBritainBees).
Promotions: Tomorrow is a Match Game Monday, where fans can attempt to match the last six digits of their driver’s license to the VIN of a designated vehicle for the chance to win $20,000.
Bees Buzz: Jarret Leverett tossed three great innings out of the bullpen for the Bees today, allowing no runs on four hits…Michael Crouse extended is home hitting streak to 12 straight with a 2-5 afternoon (also drove in a run, scored a run, and walked)…New Britain is now 4-4 in extra inning games this season..