Bridgeport, CT – Today the Somerset Patriots (10-13, 56-37) visit the Bridgeport Bluefish (12-12, 35-59) for the second game of a three game midweek series featuring these flagship franchises. First pitch is scheduled at 11:05 a.m. from Harbor Yard. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots won the series opener last night 4-1. Somerset is 10-1 against Bridgeport thus far on the year.
Audio clip of Jon Hunton tying the Patriots single seasons saves record
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Josh Lowey (9-5, 3.79 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Miguel Martinez (1-3, 3.85 ERA) will take the hill for the Fish.
Last night All-Star closer Jon Hunton tied the single season franchise record for most saves in one season with 23. In 2007 closer R. D. Spiehs had 23 as well.
Cory Country Strong
Cory Aldridge has smacked four homers over his last eight ball games. He’s in the midst of a nine game hitting streak and has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 ball games. For his accomplishments he was just named Atlantic League Player of the Week.
Start Me Up
The Patriots starting pitchers the last 15 games: 102.0 innings, 80 hits, 33 earned runs (2.91 ERA). The starters have hurled 12 quality starts in that span.
All-Star Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average (.344).
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in RBI with 72 and home runs with 22.
The Patriots are 48-14 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 8-23 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 11:05 a.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.