NEW BRITAIN BEES (32-33) AT SOMERSET PATRIOTS (36-30)
In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look to take their third straight game, and the series, against the the Somerset Patriots! First pitch 7:05PM!
Series: In a wild back-and-forth third game of four from TD Bank Ballpark, the Bees came away with an 8-7 win over the Patriots. After tonight’s finale, the next time these two Liberty Division rivals meet will be August 26-28 at Somerset.
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The Bees: First baseman Jon Griffin hopes that he final day of June will be as good to him as the rest of the month has been. Over 20 games this month, Griffin is batting .431, which has helped him lift his average nearly one hundred points (.185 to .278). He also is tied for second on the team in RBIs this month with 15 while also scoring ten runs.
The Opposition: In his last six games played against the Bees, Bryan LaHair has put together solid numbers, batting .304 (7-23) with four RBIs, two doubles, and a run scored…Mickey Storey- tonight’s starting pitcher for Somerset- has allowed three earned runs or less in six of his ten starts in 2016, including each of his last two…
Key to the Game – Keep up the good work:Cole Johnson has pitched very well in his two starts this season against Somerset, posting a 1.42 ERA in 12.2 innings. With no margin for error for New Britain when it comes to their chase for the first half Liberty Division title and a playoff berth, the Bees will need the right-hander out of the University of Notre Dame to put together yet another solid outing tonight against the Patriots.
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Bees Buzz:James Skelton has drawn a walk in each of his last five games, which is tied for his second longest streak this season (season high eight straight May 3-May 14)…Bees’ closer Shawn Gilblair has allowed just one run in the month of June, pitching to a 0.87 ERA in nine games (10.1 innings), winning two games and saving three…Craig Maddox has reached base in eight of the nine games between the Bees and Patriots this season…