Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (1-2, 36-37) visit the Long Island Ducks (1-2, 40-32) at 7:05 p.m. in the first game of this four game midweek series at Bethpage Ballpark.
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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.
Smacked By The Quack
The Ducks have won eight of the ten meetings this year against the Patriots.
Room Service Please
The Patriots are in the midst of playing 14 of 17 games on the road.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Justin Cassel toes the rubber for the Patriots while fellow righty hurler Mike Loree takes the hill for the Ducks. Loree is the reigning Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year while Cassel has the fourth best ERA in the Atlantic League.
2012 Season Statistics
Justin Cassel: 3-5, 2.80 ERA, 12 starts, 70.2 innings, 58 Ks, 22 BBs
Mike Loree: 4-4, 5.80 ERA, 13 starts, 71.1 innings, 54 Ks, 17 BBs
Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 7:05pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.