In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees shoot for their third straight win tonight as they take on the Lancaster Barnstormers! First pitch 7PM!
Series: In last night’s series opener, the Bees won 5-4 thanks to Jon Griffin’s RBI in the ninth inning. Following tonight’s game, the Bees and Barnstormers square off two more times in the series: Saturday night at 7PM and Sunday at 5PM.
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The Bees: Steve Carrillo continued his success against the Barnstormers this season with another strong night in last night’s win. Carrillo went 2-4 with a run scored and RBI, pushing his batting average against Lancaster this season to a red-hot .429 in six games (to go along with four runs scored).
The Opposition: Infielder Kevin Ahrens is in the midst of a ten-game hitting streak, batting .390 (16-41) during the streak. The former 2007 first round draft pick of the Blue Jays has picked up four doubles, a home run, four RBIs and has scored eight times within that span.
New Britain– RHP Brian Dupra (4-0, 3.35) | Lancaster– RHP Bryan Evans (3-2, 3.75)
Key to the Game – Trust the Process:Brian Dupra has been simply dominant in two starts against the Barnstormers this season. In his first start on May 8 at Lancaster, he allowed one run and struck out eight in the Bees’ 2-1 win. He was even better in his next start against them at home on May 26, striking out nine and allowing just one run in eight innings. Look for the right-hander out of Notre Dame to attack Lancaster’s hitters in similar fashion to his first two starts.
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Bees Buzz: Jon Jones’ ten stolen bases in June are the most in the Atlantic League…Jon Griffin’s sizzling month continues after his 2-4 night last night, with the first baseman now hitting .440 (22-50) with a home run and 11 RBIs in 14 June games (including a .526 average over his last five games)…The Bees have now picked up at least seven hits in a game in 28 straight games…