Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (18-8) host the Camden Riversharks (9-18) at TD Bank Ballpark for the first game of a three game weekend series. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first meeting of the year between these two Garden State foes. There will be fireworks after the game for fans to enjoy.
Last night the Patriots erased a 5-0 deficit registering their 10th come from behind victory on the year. The following are audio highlights of the gritty win courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Eddy Martinez-Esteve’s RBI single making the score 5-1
Audio clip of Jonny Tucker’s three RBI double making the score 5-4
Audio clip of Corey Smith’s go ahead two run home run making the score 6-5
Audio clip of Ahron Eggleston’s home run making the score 7-5
Audio clip of Tucker’s RBI single making the score 8-5
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Graham Taylor (1-0, 6.09 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Brian Bass (1-4, 6.56 ERA) will take the hill for the Riversharks.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (22-5) currently lead the Freedom Division by 3.5 games over the Patriots.
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith has a 12 game hitting streak. During the streak Smith is hitting .385 (20-for-52) with 14 RBI. He has at least one RBI in each of his last six games.
Better Than Average
The Patriots have three players in the top 10 in the Atlantic League in batting average: Martinez-Esteve (4th .358), Smith (7th .340), Montanez (10th .314)
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League with nine home runs.
The Patriots are 15-4 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 104 walks drawn as an offense. Somerset has also issued the fewest walks as a pitching staff giving up only 62 free passes on the year.
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.