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Thursday, August 18, 2005

Rock Cats keep rolling

There are other Jim Morrisons I could talk to Danny Matienzo

New Britain jumped out to an early 5-0 lead against the Erie SeaWolves last night and hung on to win, 7-4, aided by home runs from Matt Moses and Danny Matienzo. Alex Romero extended his Eastern League season-high hitting streak to 23 games with an RBI double in the 3rd. Despite winning 6 in a row, the Rock Cats have gained hardly any ground on a playoff spot, as New Hampshire (the current 2nd-place team, 4 games up on the Rock Cats) are on a 5-game win streak of their own, sweeping Norwich in a doubleheader yesterday.

With two weeknight crowds of about 6000 each already this week, New Britain continues to be on pace to raise their season attendance record yet again. Last season, New Britain drew a bit less than 312,000; this year they're already at 294,521 with 8 more home dates left (give or take a rainout or make-up game or two). Norwich, by comparison, has drawn about 141,000 fans so far this year, and it wasn't too long ago that none of the three Connecticut Eastern League teams at the time (Norwich, New Haven, and New Britain) would ever top much more than 200,000 in one season. New Britain regularly announces single-game crowds of 7000 or more, especially on the weekends, in a stadium that has an "official" capacity of 6135. No wonder there's never anyplace to park your car.


Blogger Brushback said...

On Thursday, Levale Speigner shut down the SeaWolves with a two-hitter, 1-0, completing a 3-game sweep of Erie and extending the Rock Cats' winning streak to 7. Alex Romero's latest hitting streak ended at 23 games, though, as he had an 0-for-4 night.

8/19/05, 9:56 PM


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