May 16th Game Notes; Blue Crabs @ Patriots

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Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (17-8) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (11-16) at TD Bank Ballpark for the rubber game of a three game midweek series. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Blue Crabs rallied for three runs in the ninth inning last night to prevail 4-3 over the Patriots in the series opener. The Patriots led start to finish as starter Josh Lowey hurled a quality start in route to a 7-4 victory last night.

Paul Phillips makes his first start of the year for Somerset tonight
Paul Phillips makes his first start of the year for Somerset tonight

The follow are audio highlights from last night’s win courtesy of WCTC…

Audio clip of Corey Smith’s RBI double in the 4th inning

Audio clip of Eddy Martinez-Esteve’s RBI single in the 4th inning

Audio clip of Josh Kroeger’s two RBI double in the 7th inning

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Paul Phillips (1-1, 2.89 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Daryl Thompson (2-2, 2.92 ERA) will take the hill for the Blue Crabs.

Freedom Division Update

The Sugar Land Skeeters (22-4) currently lead the Freedom Division by 4.5 games over the Patriots.

Better Than Average

The Patriots have four players in the top 12 in the Atlantic League in batting average: Smith (5th .340), Wilson (6th .325), Martinez-Esteve (6th .333), Montanez (10th .317), Fox (12th .315).

Crab Meat

Since the start of the 2012 season, the Patriots are 21-8 against the Blue Crabs.

Jake Can Rake

Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League with nine home runs. He also leads the Atlantic League in total bases with 57.

Thirsty Thursday

The Patriots are undefeated on Thursdays this season (4-0)

Fantastic Four

The Patriots are 14-4 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 3-4 when they score 3 or fewer runs.

Patience Is A Virtue

The Patriots lead all Atlantic League teams with 100 walks drawn as an offense. Somerset has also issued the fewest walks as a pitching staff giving up only 60 free passes on the year.

Getting Smitty With It

Corey Smith has an 11 game hitting streak.

Follow Us

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.

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