Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (21-23, 56-58) host the York Revolution (24-17, 60-51) in the final game of this three game weekend series between these Freedom Division foes at TD Bank Ballpark. The Patriots currently trail the Revolution by 5.5 games in the wild card race. This is the rubber game of the three game set as the Patriots won the opener 2-1 and last night York pounded Somerset 10-0.
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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 .321 with three home runs and 18 RBI. He had 11 RBI the entire first half.
Back To Back
Did you know that York and Somerset are the only teams in Atlantic League history to have won back to back Atlantic League titles. Somerset won two straight championships in 2008 and 2009. York won two straight championships in 2010 and 2011.
Revving It Up
The Patriots are just 5-10 against York in 2012.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Derell McCall toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Derrick Gordon is on the hill for the Revolution.
Derell McCall: 6-5, 4.96 ERA, 22 appearances and 12 starts, 90.2 innings, 47 Ks, 24 BBs
Derrick Gordon: 3-2, 3.29 ERA, 7 starts, 38.1 innings, 16 Ks, 13 BBs
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