ROAD TRIP PREVIEW: Bees at Lansing Lugnuts and Great Lakes Loons

Photo: Bees outfielder Francisco Del Valle is batting .318 in July. (Steve Cirinna/Burlington Bees

A look at the Burlington Bees’ six-game road trip to play the Lansing Lugnuts and Great Lakes Loons.

SERIES FACTS

Game times: Bees vs. Lugnuts, 6:05 p.m. Wednesday-Friday. Bees vs. Loons, 6:05 p.m. Saturday, 1:05 p.m. Sunday, 11:05 a.m. Monday.

Where: At Cooley Law School Stadium, Lansing, Mich. At Dow Diamond, Midland, Mich.

Second-half records: Bees 10-14, Lugnuts 13-11, Great Lakes 13-11

Overall records: Bees 49-45, Lugnuts 45-48, Loons 56-35

Season series: First meeting

TEAM COMPARISONS

Last 10: Bees 6-4, Lugnuts 7-3, Loons 6-4

Home vs. road: Bees 18-23 on the road. Lugnuts 20-24 at home. Loons 26-18 home.

Run differential: Bees +1, Lugnuts —27, Loons +97

Extra innings: Bees 7-4, Lugnuts 2-2, Loons 4-3

One-run games: Bees 21-15, Lugnuts 13-9, Loons 15-11

WHAT TO WATCH

Great Lakes already has a playoff spot wrapped up — the Loons won the first-half title in the Eastern Division. Lansing is currently in the second playoff spot for the second half.

The Bees, who stumbled at the start of the second half are coming off a 6-3 homestand, winning two of the three three-game series in the set.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Three Bees are having their best months of the season. Infielder Justin Jones is batting .333 for the month. Infielder Alvaro Rubalcaba is batting .325 in July with a .963 OPS. Outfielder Francisco Del Valle is batting .318.

Starting pitcher Kyle Tyler is 2-0 with a 1.34 ERA on the road this season. Cole Duensing is 3-1 with a 3.73 ERA on the road.

Lansing outfielder Griffin Conine has a .319 batting average and a 1.035 OPS in July. Conine has four home runs. Catcher Gabriel Moreno is batting .300 for the month, while starting pitcher Sean Wymer is 2-0 with a 1.59 ERA.

Great Lakes infielder Jacob Amaya is batting .347 with a 1.132 OPS for the month. Infielder Luke Heyer is batting .306 with a .912 OPS in July. Starting pitcher Jose Martinez is 3-0 with a 1.89 ERA for the month.

— By John Bohnenkamp

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