Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (10-14, 45-49) host the Camden Riversharks (10-13, 44-48) from TD Bank Ballpark at 7:05 p.m. in the first game of this three game midweek series. The Riversharks have won eight of the 13 meetings between these squads in 2012.
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Tonight the Patriots begin a season long 10 game homestand. The Patriots will have series against the Riversharks, Blue Crabs and Revolution.
Corey Deserves Glory
Since he signed on Friday, infielder Corey Smith has hit safely in each of his first three games tallying four hits, three of which have gone for extra bases.
Holden Heating Up
Center fielder Joe Holden has hit safely in 14 of his last 16 games.
Justin Cassel Needs Support
Tonight’s starting pitcher Justin Cassel does not receive much run support. In his 16 starts, the Patriots have scored a total of 54 runs. That’s an average of 3.38 runs per game. Cassel has the fourth best ERA in the Atlantic League (3.09) yet only has three wins.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Justin Cassel toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Bryan Corey is on the hill for the Riversharks.
Justin Cassel: 3-7, 3.09 ERA, 16 starts, 96.0 innings, 74 Ks, 28 BBs
Bryan Corey: 6-7, 6.14 ERA, 17 starts, 85.0 innings, 42 Ks, 19 BBs
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