July 23rd Game Notes; Skeeters @ Patriots

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Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (4-6, 39-41) begin an eight game home stand as they host the Sugar Land Skeeters (5-4, 34-45) from TD Bank Ballparkin the first game of this four game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. The Patriots salvaged the final game of the three game series against the Blue Crabs yesterday with a convincing 8-1 victory. Below are some of the highlights courtesy of WCTC…

Tonight Patriots Manager Sparky Lyle will try and register his 1,000th career victory as Patriots skipper

Audio clip of Jake Fox’s home run to give the Patriots a 2-0 lead

Audio clip of Jesse Hoorelbeke’s home run to give the Patriots a 4-0 lead

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s July 23rd Game Notes.

1,000 Watch

Patriots’ manager Sparky Lyle is 1 win away from 1,000 managerial wins in his 15 year Atlantic League career. Third baseman Jeff Nettles is 3 hits away from 1,000 hits in his nine year Atlantic League career.

Jake Can Rake

Since Jake Fox signed with the Patriots last Friday morning he has hit safely in 9 of his 10 games, clubbed four home runs, driven in 10 runs and is 14-for-37 (.378).

Everything Is Bigger In Texas

The Patriots are 9-1 against the Skeeters in 2012.

Need Run Support

The Patriots are 9-27 when they score three runs or fewer but are 30-14 when they score four runs or more.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Doug Arguello toes the rubber for the Patriots while fellow southpaw Bobby Livingston takes the hill for the Skeeters. Livingston leads the Atlantic League with nine wins.

2012 Season Statistics

Doug Arguello: 5-4, 3.30 ERA, 15 appearances and 15 starts, 87.1 innings, 65 Ks, 40 BBs

Bobby Livingston: 9-2, 4.21 ERA, 15 starts, 87.2 innings, 64 Ks, 31 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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