Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (1-1, 36-36) host the Camden Riversharks (1-1, 35-36) at 5:05 p.m. in the final game of this three game weekend series at TD Bank Ballpark. This is the rubber game of the series as the Patriots won Friday 6-4 while the Riversharks won Saturday 2-1.
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Patriots’ manager Sparky Lyle is 4 wins away from 1,000 managerial wins in his 15 year Atlantic League career. Third baseman Jeff Nettles is 9 hits away from 1,000 hits in his nine year Atlantic League career.
Hoorelbeke Owns Camden
Patriots’ first baseman Jesse Hoorelbeke has five home runs and 11 RBI while batting .375 against the Riversharks in 11 games this season against them.
The Patriots are in the midst of playing 25 games in 24 days.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Roy Merritt toes the rubber for the Patriots while righty hurler Ricky Brooks takes the hill for the Riversharks. Both Merritt and Brooks are 2012 All-Stars.
2012 Season Statistics
Roy Merritt: 5-2, 3.62 ERA, 14 starts, 69.2 innings, 50 Ks, 22 BBs
Ricky Brooks: 6-1, 2.44 ERA, 10 appearances and 8 starts, 51.2 innings, 23 Ks, 17 BBs
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