Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (22-10) host the Long Island Ducks (18-14) for the third game of a four game series featuring these Liberty Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset leads the all-time series 145-142 as these two New York and New Jersey squads have been rivals since 2000. This is a rematch of the 2013 Atlantic League Championship Series. The first two games of this set have been split and each contest was decided by one run.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty David Harden (2-1, 1.58 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Billy Buckner (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will toss for Long Island.
The Patriots have won five straight series
Chris Marrero is in the midst of a 16 game hitting streak. He is hitting .420 over that span with 4 HRs and 12 RBI and 9 doubles.
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston is in the midst of a seven game hitting streak and Somerset is 12-0 when he bats in the 2-hole. He hit the walk-off RBI single to break the scoreless tie in the 12th on Thursday, May 28th.
The Patriots are 14-1 when leading after six innings. The bullpen collective ERA is 1.96.
Time To Grind
From May 27th to July 5th the Patriots play 40 games in 40 days. Only one scheduled off day during that time frame.
The Patriots are 5-0 on games played on a Friday this year
Setting The Tone
The Patriots are 16-2 this year when they score first
The Patriots are 12-2 when the smack a home run
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.