SERIES PREVIEW: Bees vs. Beloit Snappers

Photo: Bees reliever Parker Joe Robinson is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA for July. (Steve Cirinna/Burlington Bees)

A look at the upcoming three-game series between the Burlington Bees and the Beloit Snappers.

SERIES FACTS

Game times: 6:30 p.m. Wednesday-Friday.

Where: Community Field

Second-half records: Bees 13-17, Snappers 9-20

Overall records: Bees 52-48, Snappers 36-61

Season series: Bees lead, 5-2

TEAM COMPARISONS

Last 10: Bees 4-6, Snappers 3-7

Home vs. road: Bees 31-22 at home, Snappers 22-29 on the road

Run differential: Bees plus-6, Snappers minus-115

Extra innings: Bees 7-4, Snappers 3-4

One-run games: Bees 22-17, Snappers 16-18

HEAD TO HEAD

Batting average: Bees .223, Snappers .222

ERA: Bees 3.14, Snappers 3.67

WHAT TO WATCH

Both teams have struggled in the second half. The Bees are seven games out of the second playoff spot in the Class A Midwest League’s Western Division, while the Snappers are 10 1/2 games out.

It’s a crucial stretch for the Bees, who after playing the Snappers play three games against last-place Peoria on the road before a four-game home-and-home series with first-half division champion Quad Cities.

PLAYERS TO WATCH

Bees infielder Adrian Rondon, who joined the team over the weekend, is batting .500 in his first three games with the team. Infielder Kevin Maitan is batting .333 in his current six-game hitting streak.

Three relievers have had good months for the Bees. Austin Krzeminski has a 2.03 ERA in six appearances, with 14 strikeouts in 13 1/3 innings. Parker Joe Robinson is 2-0 with a 1.93 ERA. Ed Del Rosario is 2-0.

Beloit outfielder Devin Foyle is batting .320 in his current eight-game hitting streak. Catcher John Jones is batting .323 for July. Outfielder Nick Osborne has a 1.024 OPS for the month.

— John Bohnenkamp

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