September 13th Game Notes; Skeeters @ Patriots

Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (28-31, 63-66) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (30-29, 59-70) in the final game of this mini two game midweek series featuring these Freedom Division foes from TD Bank Ballpark. Somerset is 14-5 against the expansion franchise Skeeters in 2012. Last night the Patriots won in dramatic fashion as Jeff Nettles’ spanked a walk-off three run home run. Below are the audio highlights of last night’s 4-1 victory courtesy of WCTC.

Audio clip of Dan Hennigan’s game tying RBI single in the ninth inning

Audio clip and video clip of Nettles’ walk-off three run home run to give the Patriots a 4-1 victory

Jeff Nettles hit his 154th career Atlantic League home run last night which is second most all-time in league history

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s September 13th Game Notes.

Wild Card Hunt

The Patriots are currently 7.0 games behind the Revolution in the Wild Card standings. 7 of the Patriots final 11 games are at home which does bode well for Somerset. Meanwhile 7 of the 11 final games for the Revolution are on the road. The Patriots do face the Revs four more times at Sovereign Bank Stadium this coming weekend.

Resilient

The Patriots have 26 come from behind wins, 14 wins in their final at bat and 7 walk-off wins this season.

Programming Note

Tonight’s game will not be broadcasted on WCTC due to a Rutgers football conflict. Follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate score updates.

Nettles Has A Buzz

Jeff Nettles has a team leading 73 RBI this season and 22 of them have come against the Skeeters.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Derell McCall toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Kelvin Villa is on the hill for the Skeeters.

Derell McCall: 9-5, 4.43 ERA, 25 appearances and 15 starts, 111.2 innings, 55 Ks, 27 BBs

Kelvin Villa: 2-7, 5.52 ERA, 25 appearances and 8 starts, 62.0 innings, 42 Ks, 27 BBs

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