Series win in sight

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look for their second straight series win as they wrap up their series with the Blue Crabs! First pitch 1:35PM!

Series: The Bees took game three of the four-game set 5-1 over the Blue Crabs last night, going up two games to one in this series. The next time the two teams meet will be at New Britain Stadium from July 28 through July 31.

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Promotions: Today is a very patriotic version of Hardware City Family Fun Day! Not only will fans be be invited on the field pregame for an autograph session with the team and be able to run the bases after the game, but fans are also encouraged to show their patriotic side for Red, White, and Blue Day!

The Bees: Jovan Rosa- the league’s sixth leading hitter with a .305 batting average- has been enjoying a solid stretch of play of late. Over his last ten games, the right-handed hitter is batting exactly .300 (12-40) with five runs scored and eight RBIs, including an important two-run double in last night’s win over Southern Maryland.

The Opposition: Bryant Nelson has enjoyed a strong season so far this season against the Bees. In eight games, the 23-year pro is hitting .400 (10-25) with three doubles and two RBIs, and has thus far picked up three hits in seven at-bats in the current series vs. New Britain.

Starters
New Britain- LHP Josh Outman (2-3, 4.61) | So. Maryland- RHP Brian Grening (3-2, 3.78)

Key to the Game – Connect four:Josh Outman is in the midst of perhaps his best pitching of the season so far. In his last three starts, the veteran left-hander has allowed just four earned runs across 18.1 inning, which is good for an ERA of 1.99. In his last start, he tossed a rain-shortened, 5.1 inning shutout, allowing just one hit. A fourth consecutive quality start should set the Bees up for their second straight series win.

Broadcast: Talk of Connecticut (WDRC AM 1360 Hartford, WMMW AM 1470 Meriden, WWCO AM 1240 Waterbury, and WSNG AM 610 Torrington) andBees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees).

Bees Buzz:Michael Crouse moved into a tie for first in the league in stolen bases with his 24th of the season last night…Of the five players in the Atlantic League with 20 or more stolen bases, two of those players are Bees (Michael Crouse- 24, Jon Jones- 20)…During his seven-game hitting streak, Craig Maddox is hitting .348 (8-23) with a double, two RBIs and two runs scored…