June 30th Game Notes; Bluefish @ Patriots

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Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (29-32) face the Bridgeport Bluefish (26-35) at 7:05 p.m. from the jewel of the Atlantic League that is TD Bank Ballpark. These two flagship franchises will battle for the third time in this four game weekend series. Patriots won Thursday 4-2. The Bluefish scored seven runs in the seventh inning to propel them to a 10-4 victory Friday night.

Infielder Dan DeGeorge has at least one RBI in each of his last three games.

Audio clip of infielder Dan DeGeorge’s first home run of the season which occurred yesterday. DeGeorge got the silent treatment from his teammates in the dugout after he rounded the bases. Was a very funny moment.

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s June 30th Game Notes.

Squishing The Fish

The Patriots have won five of the eight meetings against the Bluefish this year.

Need Offense

The Patriots have scored four runs or fewer in eight of their last nine games. They are missing team MVP Jesse Hoorelbeke. He is sidelined on the disabled list with a lower back injury. Hoorelbeke is hitting .322, 11 HRs, and 27 RBI.

1,000 Watch

Patriots’ manager Sparky Lyle is 11 wins away from 1,000 managerial wins in his 15 year Atlantic League career. Thrd baseman Jeff Nettles is 17 hits away from 1,000 hits in his nine year Atlantic League career.

Fireworks Night

Stay in your seats after the final out as the Patriots will have a fireworks show for fans of all ages to enjoy.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Doug Arguello toes the rubber for the Patriots while righty Jonah Bayliss is on the mound for the Bluefish.

2012 Season Statistics

Doug Arguello: 3-2, 3.43 ERA, 12 appearances and 11 starts, 60.1 innings, 36 Ks, 30 BBs

Jonah Bayliss: 1-4, 5.12 ERA, 20 appearances and 3 starts, 38.2 innings, 27 Ks, 19 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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