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…
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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
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