In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees and Barnstormers wrap up their four-game series tonight! First pitch 6:35PM!
Series: The two teams split yesterday’s doubleheader, with the Bees winning game one in 7-6 in extra innings and the Barnstormers taking game two 10-5.
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The Bees: Greg Golson has been a major problem for Lancaster’s pitchers in this series so far. The former big league outfielder is hitting .429 (6-14) with a double, three RBIs and two runs scored. He also carries a five-game hitting streak into tonight’s series finale.
The Opposition: Third baseman Josh Bell has been red hot at the plate recently, batting .444 (8-18) with a home run, five RBIs and six runs scored. So far in this series, the switch-hitter has picked up at least two hits in all three games so far with three RBIs and five runs scored.
New Britain- RHP Kyle Simon (4-3, 2.65) | Lancaster- RHP Mike Lee (4-3, 4.38)
Key to the Game – Pace of Play: After playing a doubleheader yesterday that featured over 20 walks between the two teams, the Bees send one of their more efficient and fast-paced pitchers to the hill in Kyle Simon. The right-hander has walked just ten batters in 64.1 innings this season, which has helped keep his pitch count down and pitch deeper into games, something the Bees could use in tonight’s game.
Broadcast: Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees).
Bees Buzz: Kyle Simon is averaging 6.7 innings per start in the month of July (three starts)…Jake McGuiggan is hitting .455 (5-11) with a double, RBI, and run scored so far in this series vs. the Barnstormers…With two stolen bases in yesterday’s doubleheader, Michael Crouse became the first player in the ALPB to reach 30 stolen bases yesterday…