Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (9-8) face the Bridgeport Bluefish (12-5) at 7:05pm from TD Bank Ballpark in the first game of this three game midweek series. The Patriots have lost a season-high three games in a row while the Bluefish hold the best record in the entire Atlantic League. Patriots’ first baseman Jesse Hoorelbeke was a member with the Bridgeport Bluefish from 2007-09. In 2007 Hoorelbeke was the co-player of the year as he tallied 33 HRs, 94 RBI and hit .313.
Players To Watch…
Somerset: Jeff Nettles. Nettles is currently on a seven game hitting streak. He has multi-hit games in each of his last three contest. During the streak he is 10-for-22 at the plate with seven RBI.
Bridgeport: Kennard Jones. Jones is currently on a nine game hitting streak. He has multi-hit games in each of his last four contest. On the year he is hitting a team-high .386 with 13 RBI.
For a complete look at all the statistics, matchups and trends, download tonight’s May 15th Game Notes.
Lefty Roy Merritt makes his fourth start of the year for the Patriots. Lefty Paul Oseguera makes his fourth start of the year for the Bluefish. Both starters have ERAs under 2.50.
When They Were Drafted…
Roy Merritt: 29th round by the New York Mets in 2007.
Paul Oseguera: 16th round by the San Francisco Giants in 2006
Last Time Out…
Roy Merritt: 5.1 innings, 5 hits, 0 runs, 4 Ks, 1 BB in a win vs. Sugar Land
Paul Oseguera: 7.0 innings, 3 hits, 1 run, 5 Ks, 1 BB in a win vs. Southern Maryland