May 2nd Game Notes; Patriots @ Barnstormers

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Lancaster, PA – Tonight at 7:00pm at Clipper Magazine Stadium the Somerset Patriots visit the Lancaster Barnstormers in the middle game of this three game midweek series.

For a comprehensive look at tonight’s matchups, trends and statistics, download tonight’s May 2nd Game Notes.

Tonight's starting pitcher Mike MacDonald looks to get the Patriots back on track

The Barnstormers won the opener Tuesday 7-2 in front of 7,088 fans. Patriots starter Doug Arguello failed to record an out in the first inning as the Patriots trailed 4-1 after the first frame. The Barnstormers would bat around in the 1st and 4th innings to score all seven of their runs in those two innings. Jesse Hoorelbeke was the lone bright spot offensively for the Patriots has he had two RBI doubles.

Tonight’s pitching matchup features Patriots ace Mike MacDonald vs. the number two starter for the Barnstormers J.D. Durbin. The two righties will each be making their second start of 2012.

Last Time Out…

Mike MacDonald: 4 innings, 0 runs, 75 pitches, 3 hits, 2 walks, 1 strikeout. Got no decision.

J.D. Durbin: 5 innings, 4 runs, 82 pitches, 6 hits, 1 walk, 5 strikeouts. Got no decision.

When They Were Drafted…

Mike MacDonald: 15th round by the Blue Jays in 2004

J.D. Durbin: 2nd round by the Twins in 2000

Career Minor League Statistics…

Mike MacDonald: 58-59, 4.52 ERA, 220 games (171 starts), 615 Ks, 284 BBs.

J.D. Durbin: 64-57, 4.00 ERA, 222 games (185 starts), 911 Ks, 456 BBs

Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen to play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com starting at 7:00pm.

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