Camden, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (19-21, 54-56) visit the Camden Riversharks (15-22, 49-57) at 7:05 p.m. from Campbell’s Field in the third game of this four game midweek series. The Patriots won the series opener Monday by a score of 3-2. Last night first baseman Brian Burgamy slugged a walk-off home run in the 10th inning to beat the Patriots 5-4.
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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 .336 with three home runs and 17 RBI. He had 11 RBI the entire first half. He’s currently on a season-high eight game hitting streak which he is batting .472 over that period of time.
Dobies Does It
Since former closer Josh Rupe retired on July 15th, Andrew Dobies is 9-for-9 in save opportunities.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Doug Arguello toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Kevin Reese is on the hill for the Riversharks.
Doug Arguello: 5-4, 3.29 ERA, 18 appearances and 16 starts, 95.2 innings, 75 Ks, 45 BBs
Kevin Reese: 3-5, 5.24 ERA, 22 appearances and 15 starts, 91.0 innings, 47 Ks, 23 BBs
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