Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (33-17) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (17-34) for the first game of a four game weekend series featuring these two flagship franchises. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 6-0 against Bridgeport in 2013.
Last night Aharon Eggleston became the fifth Patriot to have a multi home run game. The following were the audio calls of his pair of blasts courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Aharon Eggleston’s home run in the first inning
Audio clip of Aharon Eggleston’s home run in the fourth inning
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Graham Taylor (3-2, 4.87 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Mike Parisi (1-7, 5.62 ERA) will take the hill for the Bluefish.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (36-16) currently lead the Somerset Patriots (33-17) by 2.0 games in the first half Freedom Division race. Somerset has played two fewer games than Sugar Land.
Squish The Fish
The Patriots are undefeated (6-0) on games played on Friday this season
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 16 and RBI with 44.
Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average hitting at a tremendous .367 clip. He has a comfortable 29 point lead over the next best hitter in the league which is Andres Perez of York. Martinez-Esteve has hit safely in 24 of his last 29 games. He has reached base safely in 26 of his last 29 contests.
The Patriots are 28-7 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 5-10 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.