July 25th Game Notes; Skeeters @ Patriots

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Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (6-7, 41-42) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (6-6, 35-47) from TD Bank Ballpark at 7:05 p.m. That Patriots have won two of the first three meetings in this four game midweek series. Last night Sean Green became the first Patriots pitcher of 2012 to toss a shutout as he hurled a gem. He threw a complete game, two hit shutout while striking out seven batters and walking none. The Patriots also got their doses of timely hitting. Below are the highlights courtesy of WCTC.

Audio clip of Jeff Nettles’ 999th career Atlantic League base hit to lead off the seventh inning

Audio clip of Jake Fox’s go ahead two run home run in the seventh inning. Also here is a video clip of Fox crossing home plate after his majestic blast. Video is courtesy of Dave Marek.

Audio clip of Rian Kiniry’s RBI double to give the Patriots an insurance run in the seventh inning.

Jeff Nettles currently has 999 career Atlantic League hits. He may get No, 1,000 tonight.

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s July 25th Game Notes.

1,000 Watch

Nettles is 1 hit 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 11 of his 13 games. He’s slugged five home runs and driven in 13 runs while hitting a scorching hot .362.

Everything Is Bigger In Texas

The Patriots are 11-2 against the Skeeters in 2012.

Fireworks Night

After the contest there will be a free fireworks show for all fans to enjoy.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Roy Merritt toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Jason Lane takes the hill for the Skeeters.

Roy Merritt: 5-4, 3.65 ERA, 16 starts, 81.1 innings, 59 Ks, 30 BBs

Jason Lane: 2-2, 2.59 ERA, 7 appearances, 6 starts, 41.2 innings, 39 Ks, 9 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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