Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (42-23) host the Long Island Ducks (29-37) at 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first game of a four game wrap around weekend series featuring this New York vs. New Jersey rivalry.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty David Harden (8-2, 3.90 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Bill Murphy (0-8, 8.07 ERA) will take the hill for the Ducks.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (46-21) currently lead the Somerset Patriots (42-23) by 3.0 games in the first half Freedom Division race. Somerset has played two fewer games than Sugar Land. Sugar hosts Southern Maryland tonight at 8:05 p.m. eastern from Constellation Field. Essentially Somerset must go 5-0 and Sugar Land must go 1-2 the rest of the way.
James And The Giant Streak
James Skelton is the midst of an eight game hitting streak. He’s hitting .475 for the month of June (19-for-40) after hitting just .150 in the month of May.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 21 and RBI with 62.
The Patriots lead the Atlantic League with 70 home runs hit as a squad. Somerset also leads the Atlantic League in runs scored (378) and team batting average (.294) and most walks drawn as a unit (231).
Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average hitting at a tremendous .350.
The Patriots are 35-9 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 7-14 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.