July 2nd Game Notes; Patriots @ Revolution

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York, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (30-33) visit the York Revolution (33-30) at 6:30 p.m. from Sovereign Bank Stadium. The Patriots have lost five of the seven meetings against the Revolution who are the two time reigning Atlantic League champions.

Last night the Patriots shutout the Bridgeport Bluefish 2-0. Here is the audio clip of third baseman Jeff Nettles’ RBI single plus the audio clip of closer Josh Rupe notching his 12th save of the season as he struck out the side in the ninth frame.

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s July 2nd Game Notes.

Patriots' center fielder Jonny Tucker celebrates his 29th Birthday today

Road Trip Begins

Today marks the first game of a seven game road trip for the Somerset Patriots. They play three against the Revolution then travel to Waldorf, Maryland to battle the Blue Crabs.

Eliminated But Still Important

The Patriots have been mathematically eliminated from winning the first half Freedom Division title but these games are still vital. Overall records are important if a wild card were to come into play and be a factor

Need Offense

The Patriots have scored four runs or fewer in 10 of their last 11 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 10 wins away from 1,000 managerial wins in his 15 year Atlantic League career. Nettles is 15 hits away from 1,000 hits in his nine year Atlantic League career.

Happy Birthday

Patriots’ center fielder Jonny Tucker turns 29 years old today!

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Justin Cassel toes the rubber for the Patriots while lefty Chris Cody is on the mound for the Bluefish.

2012 Season Statistics

Justin Cassel: 1-5, 3.28 ERA, 10 starts, 57.2 innings, 46 Ks, 20 BBs

Chris Cody: 4-7, 4.26 ERA, 12 starts, 67.2 innings, 51 Ks, 16 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 6:30pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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