In 140 Characters or Less: Behind strong nights for Bees’ pitchers and Jon Griffin, the Bees took the series opener from the Bluefish 5-2.
The Game Changed When…:
Clinging to a one-run lead in the bottom of the seventh, the Bees mounted a two-run rally (highlighted by Steve Carrillo’s RBI single) to give them a bit of breathing room, which would come in handy when Bridgeport made things interesting in the top of the ninth.
Pitchers of Record:
W: Kyle Simon (4-2) | L: Jimmy Patterson (1-3) | SV: Shawn Gilblair (5)
Player(s) of the Game: NB Jon Griffin (3-4, RBI) | NB Kyle Simon (7IP, 6H, 2R, 5K) | NB Jonathan Roof (1-2, two-run home run, walk)
Tale of the Tape –Bridgeport Bluefish (32-42, 2-2 2nd half) at New Britain Bees (38-36, 2-1 2nd half)
New Britain: Josh Outman (3-3, 4.23) | Bridgeport: D.J. Mitchell (2-1, 2.91)
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Broadcast:WDRC AM 1360 (Hartford), WMMW AM 1470 (Meriden), WWCO AM 1240 (Waterbury), WSNG AM 610 (Torrington) and Youtube (Youtube.com/NewBritainBees).
Promotions: Tomorrow if Foul Pole Friday, where a fan has a chance at winning $50,000 if a designated Bees’ hitter homers off either foul pole during the game. In addition, the third pyrotechnics show of the season will occur immediately following the final out of the game. It is also Community Foundation of New Britain/Berlin Night at New Britain Stadium!
Bees Buzz: With seven innings of work tonight, Kyle Simon has pitched at least seven innings in each of his last four starts…With his 3-4 night, Jon Griffin extended his hitting streak to seven games and lifted his average to .300 for the first time this season…Jonathan Roof hit his third home run of the season in the second inning…