Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (8-9, 43-44) visit the Sugar Land Skeeters (9-8, 38-49) from Constellation Field at 8:05 p.m. eastern time. The Patriots begin a seven game road trip tonight. This is the first game of a four game midweek series.
For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s July 30th Game Notes.
Jake Can Rake
Since Jake Fox signed with the Patriots on July 13th he has hit safely in 15 of his 17 games. He’s slugged five home runs and driven in 16 runs while hitting a scorching hot .381.
Jonny Be Good
Patriots’ outfielder Jonny Tucker’s contract was purchased by the Washington Nationals yesterday. Tucker will report to AA for the Harrisburg Senators. Tucker hit .247 with Somerset while clubbing two home runs and driving in 29 runs. He led the team in walks with 37 and had the second most steals with 16. We wish Jonny the best!
Everything Is Bigger In Texas
The Patriots are 11-3 against the Skeeters in 2012.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Roy Merritt toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Jason Lane is on the hill for the Skeeters. Merritt is a Houston, Texas native.
Roy Merritt: 5-4, 3.61 ERA, 17 starts, 87.1 innings, 63 Ks, 33 BBs
Jason Lane: 2-2, 2.57 ERA, 8 appearances and 7 starts, 49.0 innings, 39 Ks, 11 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 8:05pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.