York, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (31-34) visit the York Revolution (34-31) at 6:30 p.m. from Sovereign Bank Stadium in the final game of this three game midweek series. This will be the rubber game as the Patriots won Monday 6-2 and the Revolution won last night 6-0. Happy Fourth of July!
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The Patriots have hit 38 home runs as a team (fewest in the Atlantic League). The Revolution have hit 77 home runs as a team (most in the Atlantic League). You can double the Patriots total number of home runs and the Revolution would still have more dingers.
We Have Our Winners
There will be no last minute drama in the Atlantic League as both the Long Island Ducks and Lancaster Barnstormers clinched the Liberty and Freedom Division first half titles respectively.
Patriots’ manager Sparky Lyle is 9 wins away from 1,000 managerial wins in his 15 year Atlantic League career. Patriots third baseman Jeff Nettles is 14 hits away from 1,000 hits in his nine year Atlantic League career.
The Patriots have committed the fewest errors as a team in the Atlantic League with only 44.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Sean Green makes his Patriots debut while fellow righty Corey Thurman is on the mound for the Revolution. Green is a former MLB player with the Seattle Mariners, New York Mets and Milwaukee Brewers. He replaces Paul Phillips in the rotation who departed for Taiwan.
2012 Season Statistics
Sean Green: 0-0, 0.00 ERA
Corey Thurman: 7-1, 4.78 ERA, 13 starts, 69.2 innings, 31 Ks, 27 BBs