Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (29-38, 64-73) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (35-32, 66-71) in the second game of this three game weekend series from TD Bank Ballpark. The Patriots lost the series opener last night 5-1. The Patriots are 10-8 against the Bluefish in 2012. This is the final regular season series of the year for both clubs. The Patriots have lost seven of their last eight games overall.
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The Patriots bullpen dating back to game two of the doubleheader on Saturday against York has thrown 20.1 consecutive scoreless innings.
Tonight’s Patriots baseball game will not be broadcasted on the radio because of a conflict with Rutgers football. For score updates, follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots.
The Patriots offense has mustered only six runs in their last 53 innings of baseball.
Squishing The Fish
Third baseman Jeff Nettles has been extremely productive against Bridgeport this year. Nettles is hitting .348 with three homers and 17 RBI in 18 games against the Bluefish.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Derell McCall toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Jonah Bayliss is on the hill for the Bluefish.
Derell McCall: 9-6, 4.71 ERA, 27 appearances and 16 starts, 116.1 innings, 60 Ks, 31 BBs
Jonah Bayliss: 4-8, 5.04 ERA, 38 appearances and 11 starts, 96.1 innings, 75 Ks, 42 BBs