July 20th Game Notes; Patriots @ Blue Crabs

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Waldorf, MD – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (3-4, 38-39) visit the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (3-3, 33-43) from Regency Furniture Stadium in the first game of this three game weekend set. This is the third series in Southern Maryland for the Patriots in a 33 day span.

Last night the Patriots notched their 14thcome from behind victory of the season as they beat the Long Island Ducks 4-2. The Patriots scored three of their four runs in the third inning. The follow are audio highlights from last night’s contest courtesy of WCTC.

All-Star Roy Merritt toes the rubber tonight for the 16th time this year

Audio clip of Jonny Tucker’s RBI single to make the score 1-1

Audio clip of Freddie Bynum’s RBI single to make the score 2-1 in favor of Somerset

Audio clip of Jake Fox’s RBI double to make the score 3-1 in favor of Somerset

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s July 20th Game Notes.

1,000 Watch

Patriots’ manager Sparky Lyle is 2 wins away from 1,000 managerial wins in his 15 year Atlantic League career. Third baseman Jeff Nettles is 5 hits away from 1,000 hits in his nine year Atlantic League career.

Jake Can Rake

Since Jake Fox signed with the Patriots Friday morning he has hit safely in all seven games, slugged two home runs, driven in six runs and is 11-for-25 (.440).

Owning Crustacean Nation

The Patriots are 8-2 against the Blue Crabs in 2012.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Roy Merritt toes the rubber for the Patriots while right hander Virgil Vasquez takes the hill for the Blue Crabs.

2012 Season Statistics

Roy Merritt: 5-3, 3.74 ERA, 15 starts, 74.2 innings, 56 Ks, 26 BBs

Virgil Vasquez: 4-6, 5.49 ERA, 16 starts, 98.1 innings, 60 Ks, 27 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.

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