May 23rd Game Notes; Patriots @ Barnstormers

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Lancaster, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (21-9) visit the Lancaster Barnstormers (14-18) at Clipper Magazine Stadium for the rubber game of this three game midweek series featuring these Freedom Division foes. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Barnstormers won in walk-off fashion Tuesday night. The Patriots led from start to finish last night. This is the third game of a seven game road trip for Somerset.

Graham Taylor toes the rubber tonight
Graham Taylor toes the rubber tonight

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Graham Taylor (2-0, 5.85 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Brian Grening (0-2, 2.10 ERA) will take the hill for the Barnstormers.

Freedom Division Update

The Sugar Land Skeeters (27-5) currently lead the Freedom Division by 5.0 games over the Patriots.

Jake Can Rake

Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League with 10 home runs and total bases with 68.

E-Mart Swag

Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average hitting at a tremendous .369 clip.

How Do You Spell RBI?

Corey Smith has at least one RBI in 9 of his last 10 games

Better Than Average

The Patriots have four players in the top 10 in the Atlantic League in batting average: Martinez-Esteve (1st .369), Smith (5th, .325), Fox (9th, .321), Montanez (10th, .317).

Fantastic Four

The Patriots are 18-5 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 119 walks drawn as an offense. Somerset has also issued the fewest walks as a pitching staff giving up only 76 free passes on the year.

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 7:00 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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