Bridgeport, CT – Today the Somerset Patriots (23-28, 58-63) visit the Bridgeport Bluefish (23-24, 54-63) in the final game of this three game weekend series from Harbor Yard. The Patriots won the opener 9-3 but the Bluefish responded by winning last night 8-3. The Patriots are 9-7 against the Bluefish in 2012.
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Power Outage Over
The Patriots have hit just two home runs in their last 13 games.
Wild Card Hunt
The Patriots are currently 6.5 games behind the Revolution in the Wild Card standings.
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 .329 with three home runs and 21 RBI. He had 11 RBI the entire first half. He has hit safely in 16 of his last 17 games.
Holden Heating Up
Center fielder Joe Holden is in the midst of a season-high eight game hitting streak.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Justin Cassel toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Matt Pike is on the hill for the Bluefish.
Justin Cassel: 5-9, 3.16 ERA, 21 starts, 128.1 innings, 95 Ks, 35 BBs
Matt Pike: 2-7, 6.08 ERA, 26 appearances and 7 starts, 63.2 innings, 33 Ks, 22 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.