Bridgeport, CT – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (11-13, 57-37) visit the Bridgeport Bluefish (12-13, 35-60) for the final game of a three game midweek series featuring these flagship franchises. First pitch is scheduled at 7:05 p.m. from Harbor Yard. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots will go for the sweep. Somerset is 11-1 against Bridgeport thus far on the year.
Yesterday Jorge Cortes blasted the go ahead homer and here is the audio clip of the long ball.
Yesterday Jon Hunton broke the Patriots single season saves record and here is the audio clip of the final out.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Brad Thompson (5-5, 4.34 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Trevor Reckling (1-1, 3.60 ERA) will take the hill for the Fish.
Yesterday afternoon All-Star closer Jon Hunton set the Patriots single season franchise record for most saves in one season with 24. In 2007 closer R. D. Spiehs had 23.
Cory Country Strong
Cory Aldridge has smacked four homers over his last nine ball games. He’s in the midst of a 10 game hitting streak and has hit safely in 14 of his last 15 ball games. For his accomplishments he was just named Atlantic League Player of the Week.
In Jeff Baisley’s first 26 games he was 15-for-93 (.161) with 13 RBI. In Jeff Baisley’s last 14 games he’s 19-for-53 (.358) with 9 RBI. Baisley has hit safely in 11 of his last 14 games.
Start Me Up
The Patriots starting pitchers the last 16 games: 108.0 innings, 85 hits, 34 earned runs (2.83 ERA). The starters have hurled 13 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 home runs with 22 and is tied for first in RBI with 72.
The Patriots are 49-14 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 7:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.