June 23rd Game Notes; Patriots @ Bluefish

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Bridgeport, CT – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (26-27) face the Bridgeport Bluefish (22-31) for a doubleheader at Harbor Yard. The first game will be at 6:05 p.m. and the second contest will start 30 minutes after the first game concludes. Each game will only be seven innings long.

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s June 23rd Game Notes.

Justin Cassel returns to the mound tonight after missing one start due to an injury

Spark Plug

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

Bluefish Struggling

Bridgeport has lost four in a row and 12 of their last 15 games.

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 Game One

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

Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two

Righty Justin Cassel toes the rubber for the Patriots while southpaw Paul Oseguera is on the mound for the Bluefish.

2012 Season Statistics

Justin Cassel: 1-5, 3.59 ERA, 9 starts, 52.2 innings, 42 Ks, 18 BBs

Paul Oseguera: 4-2, 3.11 ERA, 11 starts, 55.0 innings, 53 Ks, 18 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 6:05pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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