With the temperature pushing 70, we’re hoping for a good crowd tonight as your Bees try to push the streak to five straight wins. It’s Dollar Monday, and it’s the last chance to catch the team at home for about 10 days.
Let’s look back at the weekend’s highlights:
Friday: Bees 2, Peoria 0
Jim Gabella became Burlington’s all-time winningest manager in the Midwest League, as the Bees spoiled Ryne Sandberg’s home managerial debut.
Starter Angelo Morales struck out nine Chiefs in seven innings, and Brent Fisher took over the last two innings, fanning four en route to picking up the save.
Saturday: Bees 8, Peoria 5
Outfielder Alvi Morel‘s two-run home run sparked a a four-run third inning that put the Bees up for good. It was sweet payback for your Bees, who earlier in the week lost a pair to the Chiefs at The Hive.
Sunday: Bees 1, Kane County 0
Back at home for a doubleheader, your Bees picked up their third shutout win of the young season, as Mario Santiago and Tyler Chambliss combined on a two-hitter. Chambliss picked up his second win, fanning four in three hitless innings. Catcher Brady Everett and outfielder O.D. Gonzalez delivered the offensive heroics in a game originally scheduled for seven frames. Brady led off the ninth with a double, and was replaced by Jarrod Dyson, who scored on O.D.’s single to center.
Sunday encore: Bees 5, Kane County 1
Your Bees made it four in a row, as Matt Campbell allowed just one run over six innings in his first start since 2005. Infielders Marc Maddox (two-run homer) and Scott Lucas (two RBI) were the offensive stars.
As always, you can head to http://www.gobees.com to get the full game stories, box scores, stats, and all that jazz.