June 20th Game Notes; Patriots @ Blue Crabs

Waldorf, MD – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (25-26) face the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (25-26) at Regency Furniture Stadium at 7:05 p.m. in the second game of this three game midweek series. The Patriots are playing a great brand of baseball now as they have won nine of their last 12 games. The Patriots won last night 7-1 as Paul Phillips picked up his Atlantic League leading seventh win of the 2012 campaign.

Audio clip of Aaron Mathews two RBI double from last night’s 7-1 victory.

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download today’s June 20th Game Notes.

Doug Arguello starts tonight. He's only allowed two runs in his last 29 innings pitched.

Starting Stronger

In the last 12 games the Patriots starting pitchers have thrown 76.1 innings and allowed just 12 earned runs. That’s good for a microscopic 1.42 ERA.

Bullpen Stronger

Since the calendar turned to June, the Somerset Patriots bullpen has tossed 51.2 innings and allowed just eight earned runs. Players have found their niche in the ‘pen.

Streaking

Patriots second baseman Freddie Bynum and first baseman Jesse Hoorelbeke each have seven game hitting streaks.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Southpaw Doug Arguello toes the rubber for the Patriots while righty Deinys Suarez is on the mound for the Blue Crabs. Arguello has flawless in his last four starts totaling 29 innings allowing just two runs.

2012 Season Statistics

Doug Arguello: 3-2, 3.81 ERA, 10 appearances and 9 starts, 51.1 innings, 34 Ks, 24 BBs

Deinys Suarez: 3-2, 2.57 ERA, 9 appearances and 6 starts, 42.0 innings, 30 Ks, 18 BBs

Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen to play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 7:05pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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