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