Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (13-13, 59-37) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (12-16, 49-48) for the second game a three game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset won the series opener 2-1 as Jake Fox poked a RBI walk-off single into right field.
Last night in Eddy Martinez-Esteve’s first start since July 14th he cranked a home run in his first at bat. Here is the audio highlight of the majestic blast courtesy of WCTC.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Graham Taylor (6-4, 3.89 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Daryl Thompson (9-5, 3.42 ERA) will take the hill for the Blue Crabs.
Somerset has won 9 of its last 11 ball games.
Owning Crustacean Nation
The Patriots are 9-2 against the Blue Crabs thus far on the year and since the start of 2012 Somerset is 23-8 against Southern Maryland
In Jeff Baisley’s first 26 games he was 15-for-93 (.161) with 13 RBI. In Jeff Baisley’s last 16 games he’s 20-for-58 (.345) with 11 RBI.
Start Me Up
The Patriots starting pitchers the last 18 games: 120.2 innings, 101 hits, 37 earned runs (2.77 ERA). The starters have hurled 15 quality starts in that span.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 22 and RBI with 77.
The Patriots are 50-14 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 9-23 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.