May 5th Game Notes; Blue Crabs @ Patriots

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Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight at 7:05pm from TD Bank Ballpark, the Somerset Patriots (4-4) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (5-3) in the second game of this weekend series. The Patriots were only able to muster three hits last night but squeaked by with a 3-2 victory. The Blue Crabs snapped their four game winning streak and the Patriots have won a season high three games in a row. The Patriots and Skeeters and tied atop the Freedom Division.

For a comprehensive look at all the game trends, matchups and statistics, download tonight’s May 5th Game Notes.

Paul Phillips makes his second start of the year

Tonight’s starting pitchers will feature two right handed hurlers. Paul Phillips for the Patriots vs. Rayner Oliveros for the Blue Crabs.

Last Time Out…

Paul Phillips: 5.1 innings, 3 runs, 3 hits, 0 walks, 2 strikeouts. Received a no decision.

Rayner Oliveros: (relief appearance) 1 inning, 1 run, 3 hits, 1 walk, 0 strikeouts. Registered a no decision.

Did You Know…

Phillips and Oliveros were teammates in 2009 as both were part of the Tampa Bay Rays organization. Each split time in Durham (AAA) and Montgomery (AA).

Career Minor League Statistics…

Paul Phillips: 30-21, 3.85 ERA, 300 games (5 starts), 411 Ks, 148 BBs.

Rayner Oliveros: 30-22, 3.66 ERA, 181 games (37 starts), 315 Ks, 96 BBs

There is a free fireworks show immediately after the game. Gates open at 6:00pm.

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 7:05pm.

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