In 140 Characters or Less: The Bees hit the road for their final road trip of the season, taking on Lancaster in the first of three! First pitch is 7PM!
Series: The two teams enter their final series against each other this season with Lancaster holding a 9-8 edge in the season series. The Barnstormers won two out of three during the last series against the Bees in early August at New Britain Stadium.
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The Bees: The Bees (64-63 overall) look to return to their winning ways after having their winning streak snapped at eight games in their loss in the second game of Saturday night’s doubleheader against Long Island. At 28-29 in the second half, the Bees sit just 3.5 games out of first in the Liberty Division with 13 games to play.
The Opposition: Lancaster enters this three-game set having won each of its past two series (three of five vs. Long Island, two of three at Sugar Land). The Barnstormers are 25-31 in the second half in the Freedom Division and are 60-66 overall.
New Britain- RHP Nate Roe (4-1, 5.60) | Lancaster- TBA
Key to the Game – Rested ‘pen: Coming off consecutive off-days, the Bees’ bullpen should be fresh and ready to go as the team embarks on a nine-game road trip, which is the longest of the season. The extra rest can only help a bullpen that has gotten off to a great collective start in September, pitching to a 3.19 ERA in 14.1 innings.
Broadcast: Bees’ Official YouTube Channel (youtube.com/NewBritainBees)
Bees Buzz: Over his last five games, Michael Crouse is hitting .375 (6-16) with three home runs, six RBIs and five runs scored…Over 25 percent of Jon Griffin’s 58 RBIs this season have come against Lancaster (15 RBIs in 16 games), and Griffin is hitting .393 against the Barnstormers overall this year…The Bees’ collective .283 average against the Barnstormers is their highest average against any opponent this season…