Patriots Edge Bluefish 6-5

Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (38-32, 85-55) salvaged the series finale against the Bridgeport Bluefish (25-45, 47-93) 6-5 Sunday afternoon from TD Bank Ballpark. SEPT21stGRAPHIC

In the bottom of the second inning catcher Adam Donachie ripped a two run home run (9) to give Somerset a 2-0 advantage.

First baseman Jake Fox socked a RBI single in the home half of the third inning to expand the Patriots lead to 3-0.

Shortstop Edwin Maysonet tallied a RBI sacrifice fly to increase the Somerset lead to 4-0 in the bottom of the fourth inning.

The Bluefish scored three times in the top of the sixth inning to cut the deficit to 4-3. Designated hitter Joe Mather pounded a RBI double and catcher Luis Rodriguez rocketed a two RBI single.

The Patriots plated a pair of runs in the bottom of the sixth inning as left fielder Ty Wright blasted a two run home run (13) to make the score 6-3 in favor of Somerset.

Second baseman Ramon Castro belted a RBI double to dwindle the Bluefish deficit to 6-4 in the top of the seventh inning.

Castro slapped a RBI single in the top of the ninth inning to make the score 6-5 which would be the final.

Josh Lowey (3-0) earned the win tossing five scoreless innings while scattering two hits. Matt Iannazzo (4-11) endured the loss hurling eight innings while giving up six runs. Jon Hunton notched his Atlantic League leading 49th save.

The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue on the road until Friday, September 26th when the Patriots are home at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game as it’ll game three of the first round of the postseason. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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September 21st Game Notes; Bluefish @ Patriots

Bridgewater, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (37-32, 84-55) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (25-44, 47-92) for the final game of a three game weekend series. This is the final regular season contest of the year. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots have already qualified for the postseason while Bridgeport has been eliminated. The last time Bridgeport made the playoffs was 2010. Somerset is 14-5 against the Bridgeport in 2014.

First pitch scheduled for 1:05pm

First pitch scheduled for 1:05pm

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Josh Lowey (2-0, 3.11 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Matt Iannazzo (4-10, 4.29 ERA) takes the hill for the Fish.

Offensive Slump

The Somerset Patriots have matched their longest losing streak of the year at four games. Over that span they’ve only plated five runs and have been held scoreless in 23 consecutive innings.

Postseason Bound

The Somerset Patriots are the 2014 1st Half & 2nd Half Liberty Division Champions! This is their 14th Half Title in franchise history as the Patriots are going to the playoffs for some serious September baseball! The Patriots have elected to take the back three games of the first round series at home so they will open up the postseason on the road. Tickets are on sale by calling 908-252-0700.

Potential Opponent Scenarios

Somerset will either play Lancaster or Sugar Land in round one. Somerset plays Sugar Land if the Barnstormers beat the Riversharks today AND the Revolution beat the Skeeters today. Somerset plays Lancaster if the Barnstormers lose to the Riversharks today OR the Skeeters beat the Revolution today.

Jake Can Rake

The Patriots have re-signed the reigning Atlantic League MVP Jake Fox. Last year in 96 games Fox hit .310 with 25 HRs and 82 RBI. The prolific slugger has 211 career minor league home runs.

Cardiac Pats

The Patriots have 39 come from behind wins, 18 wins in their final at bat and seven walk-off wins this year

Big Jon

Closer Jon Hunton leads the Atlantic League with 48 saves. That’s 20 more than anyone else in the league. Hunton has already set the Atlantic League single season saves record as he broke Mike Guilfoyle’s record of 40 done in 2003 with Bridgeport. Hunton has more saves than Bridgeport and Camden do overall wins.

Fantastic Four

The Patriots are 69-15 when they score four runs or more but only 15-40 when they score three runs or fewer.

Lucky Number Seven

The Patriots are 59-3 when they lead after seven innings

SPN.TV

New to our media network this week is an episode of the Sparky Lyle Show. Our next live stream game will be on Friday, September 26th for the postseason.

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 1:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

 

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Bluefish Shutout Patriots 2-0

Bridgewater, NJ – The Bridgeport Bluefish (25-44, 47-92) defeated the Somerset Patriots (37-32, 84-55) 2-0 Saturday evening from TD Bank Ballpark. SEPT20thGRAPHIC

In the top of the seventh inning first baseman Austin Gallagher ripped a RBI double and center fielder James Simmons stroked a RBI single to give Bridgeport a 2-0 advantage.

James Parr (1-0) earned the win in relief. Matt Zielinski (10-8) sustained the loss in relief. Tim Gustafson earned his sixth save of the year.

The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow afternoon when the Patriots are home at TD Bank Ballpark for a 1:05 p.m. game against the Bridgeport Bluefish. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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September 20th Game Notes; Bluefish @ Patriots

Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (37-31, 84-54) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (24-44, 46-92) for the second game of a three game weekend series. This is the final regular season series of the year. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots have already qualified for the postseason while Bridgeport has been eliminated. The last time Bridgeport made the playoffs was 2010. Somerset is 14-4 against the Bridgeport in 2014. There will be a postgame fireworks show after the game.

First pitch scheduled for 7:05pm

First pitch scheduled for 7:05pm

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Erik Arnesen (7-6, 4.41 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Joe Bateman (2-4, 3.98 ERA) takes the hill for the Fish.

Broadcasting Note

Tonight’s game will be streamed live beginning at 6:56 p.m. via SPN.TV. WCTC will join the game in progress after the Rutgers football postgame show.

Postseason Bound

The Somerset Patriots are the 2014 1st Half & 2nd Half Liberty Division Champions! This is their 14th Half Title in franchise history as the Patriots are going to the playoffs for some serious September baseball! The Patriots have elected to take the back three games of the first round series at home so they will open up the postseason on the road. Tickets are on sale by calling 908-252-0700.

Potential Opponent

Somerset will either play Lancaster or Sugar Land in round one. If the season ended today it’d  be Lancaster. The Skeeters magic number to clinch the Second Half Freedom Division is one. Somerset plays the wild card team.

Jake Can Rake

The Patriots have re-signed the reigning Atlantic League MVP Jake Fox. Last year in 96 games Fox hit .310 with 25 HRs and 82 RBI. The prolific slugger has 211 career minor league home runs. Fox has hit safely in all three of his starts thus far.

Cardiac Pats

The Patriots have 39 come from behind wins, 18 wins in their final at bat and seven walk-off wins this year

Big Jon

Closer Jon Hunton leads the Atlantic League with 48 saves. That’s 20 more than anyone else in the league. Hunton has already set the Atlantic League single season saves record as he broke Mike Guilfoyle’s record of 40 done in 2003 with Bridgeport. Hunton has more saves than Bridgeport and Camden do overall wins.

Fantastic Four

The Patriots are 69-15 when they score four runs or more but only 15-39 when they score three runs or fewer.

Lucky Number Seven

The Patriots are 59-3 when they lead after seven innings

SPN.TV

New to our media network this week is an episode of the Sparky Lyle Show. Our next live stream game will be on Friday, September 26th for the postseason.

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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Bluefish Blank Patriots 2-0

Bridgewater, NJ – The Bridgeport Bluefish (24-44, 46-92) defeated the Somerset Patriots (37-31, 84-54) 2-0 Friday evening from TD Bank Ballpark. SEPT19thGRAPHIC

In the top of the fourth inning designated hitter Joe Mather slugged a two run home run (2) to give Bridgeport a 2-0 advantage.

Tomo Ohka (7-12) threw a complete game shutout as he scattered six hits. Roy Merritt (1-1) sustained the loss hurling 5.2 innings while giving up two runs.

The 2014 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue tomorrow night when the Patriots are home at TD Bank Ballpark for a 7:05 p.m. game against the Bridgeport Bluefish. For tickets, call (908) 252-0700 or visit www.somersetpatriots.com.

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