There usually isn't a ton of stuff to do in New Britain, but the Rock Cats are one of the few things that consistently draw people to NB. Every once and a while we are blessed enough to have the Baby Bombers roll through town. Tonight was one of those nights and along with the Trenton Thunder came Dellin Betances. I've always been a fan of his and I'm glad he finally made it to the Thunder and his turn came up while Trenton was in town.
Now the big righty had a big lead to work with early and he was effective in the first two innings, but in the third the rain started to creep in and it took some of his command with it.
Betances seemed to lose his fastball command and fell behind in a few counts. His velocity was ok, he hit 95 in the first inning, but he never seemed to ramp it up. He was sitting at 93 early and 91 late. I'm guessing that the cool night had something to do with that.
His curveball had some bite. He got the Cats short stop Estarlin De Los Santos to swing and miss on three filthy ones to end the fourth. The Thunder played it safe and pulled him after the fourth.
Anyway below are some photos for the night. Not the best of quality, but they get the job done for a lowly blogger. I'll have a few more later on of Corban Joseph and Austin Romine.