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.
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.
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).
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.
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.