Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (20-24) play the Sugar Land Skeeters (18-25) at 8:05 p.m. eastern time from Constellation. This is the fifth game of this extended six game wrap around series. The Patriots have won seven of the first eight meetings between these two squads and have outscored the Skeeters 42 to 18 during the eight games.
For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s June 11th Game Notes.
Since being signed this week, newcomer Joe Holden is 10-for-21 with 3 RBI, 3 stolen bases and an outfield assists. He’s the catalyst and spark plug for the Patriots.
Since the calendar turned to June, the Somerset Patriots bullpen has tossed 33.1 innings and allowed just six earned runs. Players have found their niche in the ‘pen. Here’s the audio clip courtesy of WCTC from reliever Andrew Dobies’ huge strikeout last night to keep the game tied at 2-2 in the sixth inning.
The Skeeters roster features five former Patriots who played for Somerset last year. They are Josh Pressley, Iggy Suarez, Matt Hagen, Ryan Houston and Derrick Gordon.
The Patriots are banged up right now. SS Rex Rundgren is on the DL with a sprained left big toe. C Lou Santangelo is on the DL with a bruised right wrist. 1B Jesse Hoorelbeke is day-to-day with a sore left elbow.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Derell McCall toes the rubber for the Patriots as he’ll battle fellow righty hurler Pedro Liriano for the Skeeters.
2012 Season Statistics
Derell McCall: 2-2, 6.08 ERA, 8 appearances and 1 start, 26.1 innings, 13 Ks, 6 BBs
Pedro Liriano: 1-2, 2.93 ERA, 8 appearances and 3 starts, 27.2 innings, 18 Ks, 14 BBs