Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (22-26) host the York Revolution (24-23) at 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballparkin the third game of this four game weekend series. The Patriots have lost five of their last six home games meanwhile York is above .500 for the first time since the second game of the season.
The Patriots and Revolution have played back to back 1-0 ball games with the Revolution winning each contest. Revolution third baseman Ramon Castro is responsible for the only runs in this series thus far. He had an RBI double Thursday and a solo homer Friday.
Last night the attendance at TD Bank Ballpark was 8,326 which was the second largest crowd in Somerset Patriots history!
For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s June 16th Game Notes.
Since the calendar turned to June, the Somerset Patriots bullpen has tossed 42.2 innings and allowed just seven earned runs. Players have found their niche in the ‘pen.
Freedom Division Race
Lancaster is in 1st place by 4.5 games over York. Somerset is 7.0 games behind Lancaster.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Roy Merritt pitches for Somerset while righty Omar Javier is on the bump for York.
2012 Season Statistics
Roy Merritt: 3-1, 3.98 ERA, 9 starts, 43.0 innings, 32 Ks, 11 BBs
Omar Javier: 0-4, 6.59 ERA, 14 appearances and 3 starts, 28.2 innings, 19 Ks, 19 BBs