September 22nd Game Notes; Bluefish @ Patriots

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.

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s September 22nd Game Notes.

Derell McCall pitches today on his 31st Birthday. Happy Birthday Derell! Many, many more!

Bullpen Mafia

The Patriots bullpen dating back to game two of the doubleheader on Saturday against York has thrown 20.1 consecutive scoreless innings.

Programming Note

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.

Offense Struggling

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.

Happy Birthday!

Happy 27th Birthday to Patriots lefty pitcher Roy Merritt and Happy 31st Birthday to Patriots righty pitcher Derell McCall!

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

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