Bridgewater, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (4-7, 39-42) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (6-4, 35-45) from TD Bank Ballpark in a day-night doubleheader. Game one will be at 11:05 a.m. and will only be seven innings long. Game two will be at 7:05 p.m. and will nine innings long. Last night the Patriots blew a three run lead in the seventh inning to ultimately lose the series opener by a score of 5-4. Jeff Nettles was able to register his 998th career base hit in the first inning. Below is the highlight courtesy of WCTC.
Audio clip of Jeff Nettles’ two RBI double in the first inning of last night’s game.
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Patriots’ manager Sparky Lyle is 1 win away from 1,000 managerial wins in his 15 year Atlantic League career. Nettles is 2 hits away from 1,000 hits in his nine year Atlantic League career.
Jake Can Rake
Since Jake Fox signed with the Patriots on July 13th he has hit safely in 9 of his 11 games, clubbed four home runs, driven in 10 runs and is 14-for-41 (.341).
Everything Is Bigger In Texas
The Patriots are 9-2 against the Skeeters in 2012.
Need Run Support
The Patriots are 9-27 when they score three runs or fewer but are 30-15 when they score four runs or more.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
Lefty Andy Sisco makes his Patriots debut while righty Sean Morgan takes the hill for the Skeeters.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Righty Sean Green toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Heath Phillips takes the hill for the Skeeters.
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 11:00am on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.