Bees vie for edge against Skeeters

NEW BRITAIN BEES (37-35) AT SUGAR LAND SKEETERS (36-36)

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In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees and Skeeters wrap up their three-game series looking for the edge in the rubber match! First pitch 8:05PM!

Series:New Britain shut out Sugar Land 5-0 in the second game of the series last night behind Cole Johnson’s six shutout innings. After tonight’s game, these two teams next play each other at New Britain Stadium from August 12-14.

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The Bees: In his last five games against Sugar Land, Jovan Rosa has put up very a very strong .409 average (9-22) with two doubles, two RBIs and three runs scored, which includes a 4-7 start to this current series vs. the Skeeters.

The Opposition: Catcher Wilfredo Rodriguez has picked up a hit in each of his last five starts, batting .444 (8-18) with one double, one home run, five RBIs and two runs scored during the streak.

Starters
RHP Shawn Haviland (2-3, 3.52) | Sugar Land- RHP Sean Gallagher (6-4, 3.15)

Key to the Game – Keep the line moving:Bees pitchers have been one of the major factors behind the team’s 4-2 start to July. In six July games, the pitching staff as a whole has allowed just six earned runs and six walks in 47 innings with the starters setting the pace by averaging nearly seven innings per start. Considering how well the Bees are pitching against Sugar Land this season (2.81 ERA in 12 games), look for the Bees to continue their string of strong starting efforts.

Broadcast: Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees).

Bees Buzz:The Bees have five players who have started the month of July batting over .300: Anthony Hewitt (.571), Jovan Rosa (.333), Jon Griffin (.333), Craig Maddox (.316), and Michael Crouse (.316)…Shawn Haviland looks for his second straight quality start after tossing a seven-inning complete game in his last outing vs. Southern Maryland…Jon Griffin is working on a ten-game road hitting streak, batting .432 (16-37) during the streak…

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