In 140 Characters or Less: A wild pitch in the ninth inning gave the Bees the walk-off 3-2 win in the series opener against the Sugar Land Skeeters.
The Game Changed When…:…With the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth, a wild pitch by Ryan Mattheus was enough to send Jon Griffin home for the win.
Pitchers of Record:
W: Rob Bryson (1-1) | L: Ryan Mattheus (2-2)
Player(s) of the Games: NBB: Kyle Simon (7 IP, 0 ER, 0 BB) | Craig Maddox (1-3, RBI) | Sugar Land: Aaron Thompson (6 IP, 2R, ER, BB)
Tale of the Tape – New Britain Bees (49-56, 13-22 2nd half) vs. Sugar Land Skeeters (56-49, 21-14 2nd half)
Pitching Matchup – New Britain: Jarret Leverett (3-5, 2.94) | Sugar Land: Sean Gallagher (7-6, 3.68)
Tickets- CLICK HERE | Available at the New Britain Stadium Box Office | Call 860-826-BEES
Broadcast: Youtube (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.
Promotions: Saturday’s are Social Media Saturdays! The hottest ticket in town just got hotter thanks to you. Be the star of the show all night long and tag your ballpark selfies with the hashtag “#ItsBetterWithTheBees” — winners will be picked, re-posted on official team social media accounts, and rewarded with a signed baseball from that game’s starting pitcher! Tomorrow is also ’80s night at the ballpark as well as our fifth fireworks show of the season. Saturday will also be Stanley Night! Stanley Black and Decker will host Tweet-Your-Seat at New Britain Stadium – tweet your seat location (section, row, seat number) with the hashtag #ItsBetterWithTheBees to @stanleyblkdeckr to enter to win!
Bees Buzz:Tonight was Jon Griffin’s 600th career game…Tonight’s walk-off was the Bees’ sixth of the season…Rob Bryson tossed two important innings of relief, surrendering no runs…