August 19th Game Notes; Patriots @ Bluefish

Bridgeport, CT – Today the Somerset Patriots (18-18, 53-53) visit the Bridgeport Bluefish (17-16, 48-55) at 2:05 p.m. from Harbor Yard for a doubleheader affair. Game one is at 2:05 p.m. and game two will be 30 minutes after game one. Both contests will be seven innings. The Patriots won the series opener on Thursday night 4-2. The Patriots won last night 8-2. Below are highlights of the victory courtesy of WCTC.

Audio clip of Jeff Nettles’ two run home run in the second inning that gave Somerset a 2-0 lead.

Audio clip of Corey Smith’s three run home run in the third inning that gave Somerset a 5-0 lead.

Audio clip of Jesse Hoorelbeke’s solo home run in the fifth inning that gave Somerset a 7-1 lead.

The Patriots continue their eight game road trip by playing two games today at Bridgeport.

 

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download today’s August 19th Game Notes.

.500 Plateau

The Patriots have reached the .500 mark for the first time since July 27th.

Sanchez Sizzling

Shortstop Yunesky Sanchez hit just .212 in the first half of the season but in the second half he has turned his season around. Since the All-Star break he’s hitting .318 with three home runs and 15 RBI. He had 11 RBI the entire first half.

Four Is The Magic Number

In the second half of the season when the Patriots score four runs or more they are 15-4. When they score three runs or fewer they are 3-14.

Catalyst

The Patriots are 9-2 when Freddie Bynum bats leadoff. The All-Star ignites the team and provides a spark.

Starting Pitching Matchup Game One

Righty Sean Green toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Paul Oseguera is on the hill for the Bluefish.

Sean Green: 3-5, 5.36 ERA, 9 appearances and 8 starts, 48.2 innings, 39 Ks, 17 BBs

Paul Oseguera: 8-3, 2.66 ERA, 17 starts, 98.0 innings, 94 Ks, 26 BBs

Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two

The Patriots have yet to announce a starter for game two while righty Jonah Bayliss is on the hill for the Bluefish.

Jonah Bayliss: 2-7, 5.82 ERA, 30 appearances and 6 starts, 62.1 innings, 41 Ks, 30 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 2:05pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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