Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (21-24) play the Sugar Land Skeeters (18-26) at 8:05 p.m. eastern time from Constellation Field. This is the final game of this extended six game wrap around series. The Patriots have won eight of the first nine meetings between these two squads and have outscored the Skeeters 48 to 21 during the nine contests.
Last night the Patriots clinched the series against the Skeeters with a 6-3 win. Left fielder Aaron Mathews had the game winning single in the eighth inning. Listen to the audio clip of Mathews’ clutch hit courtesy of WCTC.
Hot And Cold
The Patriots have won 5 of their last 6 games. The Skeeters have lost 10 of their last 12 games.
For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s June 12th Game Notes.
Since being signed this week, newcomer Joe Holden is 11-for-25 with 2 sacrifice bunts, 3 RBI, 4 stolen bases and an outfield assist. He’s the catalyst and spark plug for the Patriots.
Since the calendar turned to June, the Somerset Patriots bullpen has tossed 37.0 innings and allowed just six earned runs. Players have found their niche in the ‘pen.
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.
Iron Man Rests
Third baseman Jeff Nettles had started every game this year until last night.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Paul Phillips toes the rubber for the Patriots as he’ll battle fellow righty hurler Ryan Ketchner for the Skeeters.
2012 Season Statistics
Paul Phillips: 5-2, 3.09 ERA, 8 starts, 46.2 innings, 35 Ks, 16 BBs
Ryan Ketchner: 0-1, 12.46 ERA, 2 starts, 4.1 innings, 6 Ks, 3 BBs