Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (32-15) host the York Revolution (28-22) for the first game a three game midweek series featuring these Freedom Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Last month these two squads split a four game series at Sovereign Bank Stadium.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Brad Thompson (4-1, 3.28 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Corey Thurman (4-5, 4.62 ERA) will take the hill for the Revolution.
Freedom Division Update
The Somerset Patriots (32-15) currently lead the Sugar Land Skeeters (34-16) by 0.5 games in the first half Freedom Division race. Somerset has played three fewer games than Sugar Land.
York has scored the most runs (305) in the Atlantic League while Somerset has scored the second most runs (290) in the Atlantic League.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 15.
Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average hitting at a tremendous .365 clip. He has a comfortable 27 point lead over the next best hitter in the league which is Andy Marte of York. Martinez-Esteve has hit safely in 22 of his last 26 games. He has reached base safely in 24 of his last 26 contests.
Better Than Average
The Patriots have four players in the top 15 in the Atlantic League in batting average: Martinez-Esteve (1st, .365), Eggleston (3rd, .328), Montanez (10th, .314), Smith (T-11th, .313)
The Patriots are 28-6 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 4-9 when they score 3 or fewer runs.
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.