June 22nd Game Notes; Patriots @ Bluefish

Bridgeport, CT – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (26-27) face the Bridgeport Bluefish (22-31) at Harbor Yard at 7:05 p.m. in the first game of this weekend series. The Patriots swept the Bluefish last month at TD Bank Ballpark in a three game midweek series.

Last night the Patriots lost 5-3 to the Blue Crabs but outfielder Johnny Drennen did tally his fourth home run of the season. Listen to the audio clip of Drennen’s opposite field blast.

Patriots second baseman Freddie Bynum is currently in the midst of a nine game hitting streak.

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s June 22nd Game Notes.

Spark Plug

Since outfielder Joe Holden was inserted into the starting lineup, the Patriots are 10-4. Holden is the catalyst for the offense.

Bullpen Stronger

Since the calendar turned to June, the Somerset Patriots bullpen has tossed 60.0 innings and allowed just eight earned runs. Players have found their niche in the ‘pen.

Comeback Kids

The Patriots have 10 come from behind victories this season.

Streaking

Patriots’ second baseman Freddie Bynum has a nine game hitting streak. Last month Bynum had an 18 game hitting streak.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Roy Merritt toes the rubber for the Patriots while fellow southpaw Dan Serafini is on the mound for the Bluefish.

2012 Season Statistics

Roy Merritt: 4-1, 3.49 ERA, 10 starts, 49.0 innings, 38 Ks, 15 BBs

Dan Serafini: 1-0, 1.29 ERA, 2 appearances and 1 start, 7.0 innings, 5 Ks, 1 BB

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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