Bees, Patriots to battle for series win

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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees and Patriots battle for the series win in the finale of their three-game series! First pitch 6:35PM!

Series: Somerset tied the series at a game each with last night’s 10-2 win. After tonight’s game, the Bees and Patriots next square off next week, with New Britain visiting Somerset for the first time this season.

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The Bees: Greg Golson has reached base in each of the past 21 games he has played in, which is tied for the longest streak in the Atlantic League this season. During those 21 games, the former big league outfielder is hitting .380 (30-79) with eight walks and a .449 on-base percentage.

The Opposition: After getting his nine-game hitting streak snapped in the first game of the series, Carlos Guzman began a new streak in a big way Tuesday night vs. the Bees. The switch-hitter went 2-4 with a grand slam in Somerset’s 10-2 win, and over his past five games is hitting .450 (9-20) with two home runs and 11 RBIs.

Starters
New Britain– RHP Kyle Simon (1-1, 2.25) | Somerset– LHP Rudy Owens (0-0, 0.00)

Key to the Game – Go out on a high note:Following tonight’s game, the Bees hit the road for an eight-game road trip that takes them to Lancaster and Somerset. Before they leave, though, they first need to focus on winning the current series vs. the Patriots. A series win will put the Bees 5.5 games back of the Patriots in the division and likely gives the team a boost as it tries to make a playoff push.

Broadcast: Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees).

Bees Buzz: Jon Griffin continued his hot hitting in last night’s game, going 3-3 with an RBI, and is now hitting .563 (9-16) over his last five games…In two starts since returning from an injury, Kyle Simon is 1-0 with a 2.25 ERA, striking out four batters over eight innings of work…Jonathan Roof is four RBIs away from 200 in his professional career…