Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight at 7:05 p.m. the Somerset Patriots (9-4) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (8-5) in the first game of a three game weekend series from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots have won six of their last seven contests overall. The Bluefish currently sit atop the Liberty Division.
The Patriots powered past the Ducks last night winning the rubber game 6-2. The Patriots slugged a season high three home runs. The following are the home run calls from the game courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Jake Fox’s three run homer in the first inning
Audio clip of Adam Donachie’s solo homer in the second inning
Audio clip of Donachie’s two run homer in the eighth inning
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Mitch Atkins (2-0, 3.60 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Michael Colla (1-0, 7.71 ERA) will take the hill for the Bluefish.
Careful With Corey
In his last three games, Corey Smith is 6-for-8 and has reached base in eight of his ten plate appearances.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox has hit safely in 11 of the first 13 games thus far and he leads the Atlantic League in home runs with six. He has hit safely in 29 of the 34 games he has played in his Atlantic League career that stems back to last year.
Somerset leads the Atlantic League in stolen bases with 23. That’s six more than the next closest opponent. First year skipper Brett Jodie has been very aggressive thus far on the young season.
Straw That Stirs Drink
Jonny Tucker is the catalyst to the lineup. He has 11 RBI through 13 games. He’s tied for fourth in the league in RBI. He works the count well and sets the table for his teammates that follow him in the order.
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 7:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com. It’s Sparky Lyle Tribute Night as the Patriots honor their now Manager Emeritus. Lyle guided the Patriots to five Atlantic League titles in his 15 previous years as skipper. There will be a pregame ceremony to honor Lyle and the first 1,500 fans receive a Sparky Lyle Figurine presented by AT&T.