NEW BRITAIN BEES (28-30) AT LANCASTER BARNSTORMERS (29-29
In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees begin an eight-game road trip tonight as they visit the Lancaster Barnstormers! First pitch 7PM!
Series: New Britain and Lancaster have played six times so far in 2016 with the teams splitting those six games three apiece. The first three games from Clipper Magazine Stadium will begin at 7PM while the series finale on Sunday gets underway at 5PM.
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The Bees: The Bees are coming off a successful 4-2 homestand in which they took two of three games against both the Sugar Land Skeeters and Somerset Patriots. At 28-30, the Bees sit 5.5 games out of first place in the Liberty Division with 12 games left in the first half.
The Opposition: At 29-29, the Barnstormers are 4.5 games behind the Freedom Division-leading York Revolution. Lancaster just completed a six game road trip where they took two of three games in Long Island and dropped two out of three in Bridgeport.
Key to the Game – Carousel of Progress:After a rough outing on June 12 against Bridgeport spiked his ERA, Josh Outman took the first step in getting that number back down in his last start against Sugar Land. In the June 18th start, the lefty allowed just one run in six innings despite getting the no-decision. If the veteran can further build on that start tonight, the Bees stand a good chance at picking up the win in the series opener.
Broadcast: Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees).
Bees Buzz: James Skelton has turned on the power of late, hitting three home runs over his last five games, including two in last night’s win over Somerset…Josh Outman has faced the Barnstormers twice this season and allowed three runs in 6.2 innings in his last start against them on May 25…Michael Crouse will face the Barnstormers on the road for the first time this season. Crouse, who was traded to the Bees from Lancaster on May 21, hit .444 (4-9) with a home run and two RBIs in a series against Lancaster shortly after the trade…