Central Islip, NY – Tonight the Somerset Patriots(12-9) visit the Long Island Ducks (13-7) at 7:05 p.m. from Bethpage Ballpark in the second game of this three game weekend series. The Patriots have lost four of five games to the Ducks this season.
Last night the Patriots squandered a four run lead in the seventh inning. The bullpen imploded surrendering seven runs in the final two frames to give the Ducks a 9-7 win.
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Patriots second baseman Freddie Bynum is red hot. He’s currently on a 10 game hitting streak in which he has five multi-hit games during that stretch.
Tonight’s pitching matchup Justin Cassel for the Patriots and Joe Esposito for the Ducks. In Cassel’s first start of the season he faced the Ducks tossing 3.0 innings while allowing three runs. In Esposito’s first start of the season he faced the Patriots tossing 4.1 innings while allowing six runs.
2012 Season Statistics…
Joe Esposito: 1-2, 6.35 ERA. 4 starts, 22.2 inn, 15 Ks, 16 BBs
Justin Cassel: 0-2, 3.57 ERA. 4 starts, 22.2 inn, 21 Ks, 4 BBs