May 28th Game Notes; Patriots @ Barnstormers

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Lancaster, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (15-14) visit the Lancaster Barnstormers (15-15) at 7:00pm from Clipper Magazine Stadium in the first game of this pivotal four game midweek series. The Patriots took two of three from the Barnstormers earlier this month at Clipper Magazine Stadium.

Doug Arguello looks to pick up his second win of the season tonight against Lancaster

Tight Race…

Somerset is currently ½ game ahead in the Freedom Division over Lancaster while Sugar Land is just one game behind Somerset. It’s definitely a three horse race as all three teams are bunched up.

Litmus Test…

The Patriots play 13 of their next 17 games against either the Skeeters or Barnstormers. This is a chance for one of these three teams to pull away from the pack and separate the pretenders from the contenders. The next two and a half weeks are a big barometer for the first half of the season.

Road Trip…

The Patriots play 13 of their next 17 games on the road and tonight begin an eight game, seven day road trip that starts in Lancaster and finishes up in Camden.

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups, please download tonight’s May 28th Game Notes.

Who’s Hot…

Patriots second baseman Freddie Bynum is currently on a 17 game hitting streak in which he has nine multi-hit games over that span. Over the 17 games, Bynum is batting .397. Patriots utility player Freddy Sandoval has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games.

Tonight’s starting pitching matchup features southpaw Doug Arguello for the Patriots against righty J.D. Durbin for the Barnstormers.

2012 Season Statistics…

Doug Arguello: 1-1, 5.64 ERA, 5 starts, 22.1 innings, 19 Ks, 14 BBs

J.D. Durbin: 1-3, 6.27 ERA, 6 starts, 33.0 innings, 21 Ks, 8 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 7:00 pm.

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