Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (4-10, 50-34) host the Lancaster Barnstormers (7-8, 43-41) for the final game of a three game weekend series featuring these Freedom Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. These two squads have split the first two games of the set.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Graham Taylor (6-4, 4.19 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Will Savage (6-8, 5.12 ERA) will take the hill for the Barnstormers.
All-Time Series Nuggets
Somerset leads the all-time series against Lancaster 92-74 as these squads have been rivals since 2005. But in the last three years under Butch Hobson Lancaster is 34-16 against Somerset. These two teams are 6-6 against each other in 2013.
Start Me Up
The Patriots starting pitchers the last six games: 43 innings, 25 hits, 10 earned runs (2.09 ERA). The starters have hurled six straight quality starts.
Off The Mark
Somerset has plated just 14 runs in their last seven games combined.
Somerset has only hit four homers in their 14 second half ball games.
All-Star Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average (.344).
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 21 and RBI with 66.
The Patriots are 42-12 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 8-22 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 5:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.