Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (2-6, 48-30) visit the Sugar Land Skeeters (7-1, 54-24) for the third game of a lengthy six game series featuring these Freedom Division foes. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. eastern time at Constellation Field. The Skeeters have won the first two contests.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Brad Thompson (5-3, 4.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Greg Aquino (3-0, 3.40 ERA) will take the hill for the Skeeters.
Getting Smitty With It
All-Star game MVP Corey Smith has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games. He is 6-for-7 with two walks in the series thus far.
All-Star first baseman Eddy Martinez-Esteve turns 30 years old today. E-Mart has the second best batting average in the Atlantic League (.337).
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 21 and RBI with 66.
The Patriots are second in the Atlantic League with 76 home runs hit as a squad. Somerset has also scored the most runs (436) in the Atlantic League while boasting the team batting average (.285) and drawing the most walks (279).
The Patriots are 41-11 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 7-19 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.