Central Islip, NY – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (2-3, 37-38) visit the Long Island Ducks (2-3, 41-33) at 7:05 p.m. in the third game of this four game midweek series at Bethpage Ballpark. The Ducks won Monday night in come from behind fashion as they erased deficits in the sixth and seventh innings to win 7-4. The Patriots won last night 8-3 as they led start to finish to snap their personal three game losing streak.
Audio clip of Fox’s three run home run
Audio clip of DeGeorge’s two run home run
For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s July 18th Game Notes.
Patriots’ manager Sparky Lyle is 3 wins away from 1,000 managerial wins in his 15 year Atlantic League career. Third baseman Jeff Nettles is 6 hits away from 1,000 hits in his nine year Atlantic League career.
Fox Is Hot
Since Jake Fox signed with the Patriots Friday morning he has hit safely in all five games, slugged two home runs and is 8-for-19 (.421).
Starting Pitching Matchup
Southpaw Doug Arguello toes the rubber for the Patriots while right hander Nick Singleton takes the hill for the Ducks. Arguello has the sixth best ERA in the Atlantic League (3.36)
2012 Season Statistics
Doug Arguello: 5-3, 3.36 ERA, 15 appearances and 14 starts, 80.1 innings, 61 Ks, 37 BBs
Nick Singleton: 1-2, 5.28 ERA, 3 starts, 15.1 innings, 16 Ks, 4 BBs
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