Lancaster, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (36-19) visit the Lancaster Barnstormers (29-27) for the second game of a four game midweek series featuring these Freedom Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. from Clipper Magazine Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 3-4 against Lancaster in 2013. Lancaster won the series opener 4-3.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Paul Phillips (4-2, 4.68 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Dwayne Pollok (6-2, 3.74 ERA) will take the hill for the Barnstormers.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (39-17) currently lead the Somerset Patriots (36-19) by 2.5 games in the first half Freedom Division race. Somerset has played one fewer game than Sugar Land.
The Patriots in April/May were 27-11 but in the month of June they are just 9-8.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 18 and RBI with 50.
Chicks Dig The Long Ball
The Patriots lead the Atlantic League with 59 home runs hit as a squad.
Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average hitting at a tremendous .354 clip. He has reached base safely in 29 of his last 33 contests.
The Patriots are 30-8 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 6-11 when they score 3 or fewer runs.
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 7:00 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.