August 28th Game Notes; Revolution @ Patriots

Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (25-22, 75-42) host the York Revolution (26-20, 50-66) in the second game of a four game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 8-3 against the Revolution this year. Somerset leads the all-time series 84-83. Of the 23 regular season games remaining, these two squads face each other 10 times.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty R.J. Seidel (2-4, 3.09 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Cody Scarpetta (1-3, 3.47 ERA) will toss for York

Second Half Race

Bridgeport, Long Island and Somerset are all tied atop the Second Half Liberty Division Standings with exactly 23 games to go.

250 Plateau

Brett Jodie has 250 career wins as an Atlantic League manager. He has accomplished that feat faster than any manager in the league’s 18 year history

Exhausted

Within the past eight days the Patriots have played a 11 inning game, a 12 inning game a 13 inning game and a 14 inning game

Donnie Baseball

On July 30th Adam Donachie was hitting .192. In the month of August the cerebral backstop is hitting .300.

Closing Time

Jon Hunton has tallied 126 career Atlantic League saves. The league record is 134 established by long time Southern Maryland closer Jim Ed Warden.

Stick A Fork In York

Against York this year James Skelton is hitting .400 with 1 HR and 8 RBI.

Eggs Sunny Side Up

All-Star Aharon Eggleston recently snapped his 20 game hitting streak and 36 game on base streak. He has reached base in 52 of his last 56 games.

Postseason Bound

The Patriots boast the best record in the Atlantic League and have secured a postseason bid for the third consecutive season and for the 12th time in the franchise’s 18 years of existence. The Patriots are 1st Half Liberty Division Champions.

History Happened

The Patriots have established an Atlantic League record for most wins in a single half with 50. The previous high was 48 done once by the 2005 Atlantic City Surf and once by the 2013 Sugar Land Skeeters.

Follow Us

Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 7:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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REVOLUTION EDGE PATRIOTS 5-4 IN 11 INNINGS

Bridgewater, NJ – The York Revolution (26-20, 50-66) defeated the Somerset Patriots (25-22, 75-42) 5-4 in 11 innings Thursday evening at TD Bank Ballpark. This was the fourth extra inning contest for Somerset in its last eight games.aug27FINAL

In the top of the third inning shortstop Wilson Valdez hit a RBI ground out to give York a 1-0 advantage.

Left fielder Aharon Eggleston evened the score at 1-1 in the bottom of the third inning with a RBI single.

York grabbed a 2-1 lead in the top of the fourth inning as designated hitter Yeicok Calderson poked a RBI single.

First baseman Tevlin Nash blooped a RBI double to expand York’s lead to 3-1 in the top of the sixth inning.

In the bottom of the ninth inning the Patriots strung together four consecutive two out hits to tie the game at 4-4. Center fielder Jonny Tucker laced a RBI single while shortstop Robert Andino pounded a two RBI double.

The Revolution broke the tie in the top of the 11th inning on a throwing error committed by Andino making the score 5-4 which would be the final.

Ron Schreurs earned the win (3-0). Kyler Newby suffered the loss (7-4). Beau Vaughan notched the save (1).

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Somerset Patriots remain at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the York Revolution. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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August 27th Game Notes; Revolution @ Patriots

Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (25-21, 75-41) host the York Revolution (25-20, 49-66) in the first game of a four game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 8-2 against the Revolution this year. Somerset leads the all-time series 84-82. Of the 24 regular season games remaining, these two squads face each other 11 times.

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm

First pitch is scheduled for 7:05pm

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Zach Clark (0-1, 5.17 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Hunter Adkins (0-1, 19.28 ERA) will toss for York

Second Half Race

Bridgeport and Somerset are tied atop of the Second Half Liberty Division Standings while Long Island is 1.0 games back.

250 Plateau

Brett Jodie has 250 career wins as an Atlantic League manager. He has accomplished that feat faster than any manager in the league’s 18 year history

Exhausted

Within the past seven days the Patriots have played a 12 inning game a 13 inning game and a 14 inning game

Donnie Baseball

On July 30th Adam Donachie was hitting .192. In the month of August the cerebral backstop is hitting .306.

Closing Time

Jon Hunton has tallied 126 career Atlantic League saves. The league record is 134 established by long time Southern Maryland closer Jim Ed Warden.

Eggs Sunny Side Up

All-Star Aharon Eggleston recently snapped his 20 game hitting streak and 36 game on base streak. He has reached base in 51 of his last 55 games.

Postseason Bound

The Patriots boast the best record in the Atlantic League and have secured a postseason bid for the third consecutive season and for the 12th time in the franchise’s 18 years of existence. The Patriots are 1st Half Liberty Division Champions.

History Happened

The Patriots have established an Atlantic League record for most wins in a single half with 50. The previous high was 48 done once by the 2005 Atlantic City Surf and once by the 2013 Sugar Land Skeeters.

Follow Us

Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 7:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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BRETT JODIE NOTCHES 250TH CAREER WIN AS PATRIOTS TOP SKEETERS

Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (25-21, 75-41) defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters (20-26, 56-60) 4-2 Wednesday evening at TD Bank Ballpark in the rubber match of the series. With the victory Brett Jodie amassed his 250th career win as Somerset Patriots manager.aug26FINAL

In the top of the first inning first baseman Mat Gamel and pitcher Will Oliver each committed an error that led to a pair of Sugar Land runs as the Skeeters took a 2-0 lead.

The Patriots plated three runs in the bottom of the second inning to take a 3-2 advantage. Both Gamel and catcher James Skelton recorded RBI fielder’s choices while center fielder Ricky Claudio clobbered a RBI double.

Second baseman Nate Spears lifted a RBI sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fourth inning to expand the Patriots lead to 4-2.

Oliver earned the win (3-1) tossing six innings while allowing two runs on five hits. Adrian Martin suffered the loss (4-3) going three innings while surrendering four runs on six hits. Andrew Carignan notched the save (2) pitching the final inning.

The 2015 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Somerset Patriots remain at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the York Revolution. For tickets, call 908-252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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Brett Jodie Earns His 250th Win As Patriots Manager

jodies news 250Bridgewater, NJ- Somerset Patriots manager Brett Jodie earned his 250th career win as manager of the team on Wednesday, August 26th as the Patriots defeated the Sugar Land Skeeters 4-2 at TD Bank Ballpark. He is the fastest Atlantic League manager ever to reach the milestone.

Jodie took over as manager in 2013 and has since amassed a record of 250-144, good for a .635 winning percentage.

“We take each game individually and try to win that game. It is its own unique battle. I’m very fortunate to have won 250 games this early, but it is a total credit to our coaching staff and players that come ready to play each day,” Jodie said.

In his first three seasons in the position, Jodie has led the Somerset Patriots to the playoffs each year. In 2013, he guided the team to its highest single-season win total with a 90-49 record and an appearance in the Atlantic League Championship Series after a sweep of the Skeeters earned the team the Freedom Division Championship.

Jodie’s team picked up right where it left off in 2014, winning both the First and Second Half Championships en route to a league-best 85-55 record.

This season, the Somerset Patriots shattered the league’s record for most wins in a half to take the Liberty Division First Half Championship with a 50-20 record and clinch a playoff berth.

Only the second manager in team history, Jodie is no stranger to the Somerset Patriots having won a championship in 2003 as the team’s top starting pitcher. He also appeared on the roster for the first half of the 2005 season before retiring from playing.

Jodie returned to the Somerset Patriots as Pitching Coach in 2006 and added Director of Player Personnel to his credentials in 2007. Jodie held both positions for the team through the 2012 season when manager Sparky Lyle stepped into a new position with the organization as Manager Emeritus in 2013.

For information about the Somerset Patriots 2015 Season presented by Ford, stop by the Ticket Office located at TD Bank Ballpark, call (908) 252-0700, or visit the Patriots on-line at www.somersetpatriots.com.

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