August 1st Game Notes; Patriots @ Skeeters

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Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (9-10, 44-45) visit the Sugar Land Skeeters (10-9, 39-50) from Constellation Field at 8:05 p.m. eastern time. The Patriots were shutout 3-0 in the series opener but bounced back last night winning 4-2. Below are audio highlights of last night’s game courtesy of WCTC.

Audio clip of Adam Donachie’s go ahead RBI single in the fourth inning giving the Patriots a 2-1 lead.

Audio clip of Joe Holden’stwo RBI single in the fourth inning giving the Patriots a 4-1 lead.

Justin Cassel has the fourth best ERA in the Atlantic League (3.10)

Audio clip of closer Andrew Dobies notching his third save in as many tries.

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s August 1st Game Notes.

Jake Can Rake

Since Jake Fox signed with the Patriots on July 13th he has hit safely in 17 of his 19 games. He’s slugged five home runs and driven in 16 runs while hitting a scorching hot .380. He has an eight game hitting streak and has registered seven multi-hit games thus far.

Everything Is Bigger In Texas

The Patriots are 12-4 against the Skeeters in 2012.

Grind Mode

The Patriots are in the midst of playing 25 games in 24 days.

Need Run Support

Justin Cassel receives just 3.40 runs per game from his offense (51 runs in 15 starts)

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Justin Casel toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Michael Nix is on the hill for the Skeeters.

Justin Cassel: 3-7, 3.10 ERA, 15 starts, 90.0 innings, 70 Ks, 26 BBs

Michael Nix: 3-8, 6.91 ERA, 22 appearances and 8 starts, 57.1 innings, 43 Ks, 28 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.

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