Bees head to Bridgeport for three-game series

In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees head to Bridgeport tonight to open a three-game series with in-state rival Bluefish! 7:12PM first pitch!

Series: New Britain and Bridgeport are 7-7 against each other so far in 2016. The two teams last played each other two weeks ago at New Britain Stadium, with the teams splitting a four-game series.

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The Bees: New Britain split its most recent series with the Lancaster Barnstormers at home, taking last night’s series finale to secure the split. In 14 games since the start of the second half, the Bees are 5-9, and are 41-43 overall.

The Opposition: Since splitting four games two weekends ago against the Bees, the Bluefish have posted a 4-3 record, taking three of four from Sugar Land and dropping two of three to Long Island in that time. Bridgeport is 8-6 so far in the second half, and 39-46 overall.

Starters
New Britain- RHP Brian Dupra (4-2, 3.90) | Bridgeport- RHP Jonathan Albaladejo (8-3, 4.50)

Key to the Game – New look lineup: Since manager Stan Cliburn changed the lineup to put Greg Golson and Michael Crouse atop the lineup three games ago, the Bees are 2-1 and have scored at least five runs in each of those games. While it has only been three games, the change seems to have sparked the offense, so look for the Bees to build on that momentum tonight against the Bluefish.

Broadcast: Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees). WDRC AM 1360 (Hartford), WMMW AM 1470 (Meriden), WWCO AM 1240 (Waterbury), and WSNG AM 610 (Torrington). Bees fans can also listen live by visiting www.talkofconnecticut.com.

Bees Buzz: Jovan Rosa enters tonight’s game tied for third in the league in batting with a .304 average…Brian Dupra is 1-0 with 2.65 in three starts against the Bluefish in 2016…Michael Crouse is tied for second with eight stolen bases in the month of July, and leads the league in steals by four (31 overall)…