Lancaster, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (20-9) visit the Lancaster Barnstormers (14-17) at Clipper Magazine Stadium for the second game of a three game midweek series featuring these Freedom Division foes. The Barnstormers won in walk-off fashion last night 7-6 as the Patriots squandered a three run lead in the final four frames. Download today’s comprehensive game notes.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Josh Lowey (3-1, 3.90 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Dwayne Pollok (3-1, 4.54 ERA) will take the hill for the Barnstormers.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (26-5) currently lead the Freedom Division by 5.0 games over the Patriots.
Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average hitting at a tremendous .383 clip. He’s in the midst of a season-high 9 game hitting streak and over that span he has 8 multi-hit games.
Better Than Average
The Patriots have four players in the top 10 in the Atlantic League in batting average: Martinez-Esteve (1st .383), Smith (5th .330), Montanez (8th .323), Fox (9th, .321).
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League with nine home runs and total bases with 64.
The Patriots are 17-5 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 are second in the Atlantic League as a team with 117 walks drawn as an offense. Somerset has also issued the fewest walks as a pitching staff giving up only 68 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 7:00 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.