Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (11-16, 46-51) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (15-10, 45-50) from TD Bank Ballpark at 7:05 p.m. in the first game of this four game weekend series. Last night the Patriots lost the rubber game of the series to the Riversharks. Infielder Corey Smith did smack his third home run in less than a week. Below is the home run call courtesy of WCTC.
Audio clip of Corey Smith’s home run in the eighth inning that cut the deficit to 4-3.
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Corey Deserves Glory
Since he signed last Friday, infielder Corey Smith has hit safely in each of his first six games and clubbed three home runs.
Holden Heating Up
Center fielder Joe Holden has hit safely in 16 of his last 19 games.
Shortstop Yunesky Sanchez has tallied 10 RBI in his last 12 games.
Owning Crustacean Nation
The Patriots are 11-5 against Southern Maryland in 2012.
Help A Teammate Out
The Patriots have scored a total of 11 runs combined in Roy Merritt’s last seven starts.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Sean Roy Merritt toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Hunter Jones is on the hill for the Blue Crabs.
Roy Merritt: 5-6, 3.48 ERA, 19 starts, 101.0 innings, 72 Ks, 39 BBs
Hunter Jones: 1-4, 5.21 ERA, 9 starts, 46.2 innings, 38 Ks, 21 BBs
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