July 21st Game Notes; Patriots @ Blue Crabs

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Waldorf, MD – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (3-5, 38-40) visit the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (4-3, 34-43) from Regency Furniture Stadium in the second game of this three game weekend set at 6:35 p.m. This is the third series in Southern Maryland for the Patriots in a 33 day span.

Last night the Patriots lost the series opener 3-1 but Jake Foxdid club his third home run of the week. Below is the radio call courtesy of WCTC.

Justin Cassel pitches tonight. Cassel has the sixth best ERA (3.16) in the Atlantic League.

Audio clip of Jake Fox’s game tying blast in the top of the fourth inning to tie game at 1-1.

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s July 21st 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 eight games, slugged three home runs, driven in seven runs and is 12-for-29 (.414).

Owning Crustacean Nation

The Patriots are 8-3 against the Blue Crabs in 2012.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Justin Cassel toes the rubber for the Patriots while right hander Nick Green takes the hill for the Blue Crabs. Cassel has the sixth best ERA in the AL while Green has the tenth best ERA in the AL.

2012 Season Statistics

Justin Cassel: 3-6, 3.16 ERA, 13 starts, 77.0 innings, 59 Ks, 23 BBs

Nick Green: 5-6, 3.57 ERA, 16 starts, 98.1 innings, 67 Ks, 28 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 6:35pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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