Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (44-24) host the Long Island Ducks (30-39) at 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the final game of a four game wrap around weekend series featuring this New York vs. New Jersey rivalry. The Patriots have won two of the first three contests. Somerset leads the season series 6-3. Both have been eliminated from first half playoff contention.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Paul Phillips (4-2, 5.14 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Matt Way (3-4, 4.14 ERA) will take the hill for the Ducks.
Even All-Time Matchup
Somerset leads the all-time series with Long Island 128-126. These two squads have been rivals since 2000.
Donnie Likes Ducks
Adam Donachie has five home runs this season and three of his long balls have come against Long Island.
James And The Giant Streak
James Skelton has hit safely in 8 of his last 9 games. He hit .432 for the month of June 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 63.
The Patriots lead the Atlantic League with 72 home runs hit as a squad. Somerset also is second in the Atlantic League in runs scored (389) and while boasting the team batting average (.291) and drawing the second most walks (242).
Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average hitting at a tremendous .340.
The Patriots are 37-9 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 7-15 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.