July 15th Game Notes; Patriots @ Skeeters

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Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (2-7, 48-31) visit the Sugar Land Skeeters (8-1, 55-24) for the fourth game of a lengthy six game series featuring these Freedom Division foes. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. eastern time at Constellation Field. The Skeeters have won the first three contests.

Photo Credit: Charlie Barbeisch of Long Island Ducks
Photo Credit: Charlie Barbeisch of Long Island Ducks

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty David Harden (9-2, 3.83 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Gilbert De La Vara (2-1, 4.30 ERA) will take the hill for the Skeeters.

Losing Skid

Somerset has lost a season-high five games in a row. Their last win came on July 6th.

Getting Smitty With It

All-Star game MVP Corey Smith has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games. He is 8-for-11 with two walks in the series thus far. He is the only Patriots player to start every game this season.

E-Mart Swag

All-Star Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average (.341).

Jake Can Rake

Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 21 and RBI with 66.

Offensive Juggernaut

The Patriots are tied for 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 (.284) and drawing the most walks (281).

Fantastic Four

The Patriots are 41-11 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 7-20 when they score 3 or fewer runs.

Follow Us

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 8:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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