NEW BRITAIN BEES (36-35) AT SUGAR LAND SKEETERS (36-35)
In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees look to bounce back in game two of three against the Skeeters in Texas! First pitch 8:05PM!
Series:Sugar Land took game one of the series last night with a tight 2-1 win. The series wraps up tomorrow night at 8:05PM.
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The Bees: Jon Griffin continued his hot hitting against the Skeeters this season with a double and run scored in last night’s game. Overall against Sugar Land in 2016, the Bees’ first baseman is hitting .364 (8-22) with half of hits being of the extra-base variety (two doubles, one triple, one home run).
The Opposition: While Delwyn Young is only hitting .228 on the year overall, he has done very well against the Bees. In ten games, the former big leaguer is hitting .341 (14-41) with four doubles, four RBIs and has scored six runs.
Key to the Game – Cole Johnson’s dominance:In two starts against the Skeeters this season, the right-hander out of Notre Dame has yet to allow a single run in 15 innings. He shut out the Skeeters for seven innings on May 5 in the Bees’ 1-0, seven-inning win, then shut them out for eight innings at Sugar Land on June 2. Look for Johnson to continue to pitch well against the Skeeters and get the Bees their first win of the second half.
Broadcast: Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees).
Bees Buzz:James Skelton has drawn exactly one walk in each of his last nine games…Jovan Rosa is hitting .342 (13-38) with eight RBIs over his last ten games…The Bees have held the Skeeters to two runs or less in seven of the 11 games between the two teams this season (5-2 record in those seven games)…