Lancaster, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (36-20) visit the Lancaster Barnstormers (30-27) for the third game of a four game midweek series featuring these Freedom Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. from Clipper Magazine Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 3-5 against Lancaster in 2013. Lancaster won the series opener 4-3 and then crushed the Patriots last night 12-2.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Graham Taylor (4-2, 4.37 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Brian Grening (4-2, 3.44 ERA) will take the hill for the Barnstormers.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (39-17) currently lead the Somerset Patriots (36-20) by 3.0 games in the first half Freedom Division race.
The Patriots have lost a season-high three games in a row.
The Patriots in April/May were 27-11 but in the month of June they are just 9-9.
Butch Is Boss
Since 2011 when Butch Hobson became manager of Lancaster, the Barnstormers are 33-13 against Somerset.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 19 and RBI with 52.
Chicks Dig The Long Ball
The Patriots lead the Atlantic League with 60 home runs hit as a squad.
Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average hitting at a tremendous .348
The Patriots are 30-8 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 6-12 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 7:00 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.