August 12th Game Notes; Barnstormers @ Patriots

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Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (19-16, 65-40) host the Lancaster Barnstormers (21-16, 57-49) for a doubleheader from TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. as there will be two seven inning contests separated by a 30 minute break in between. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots lead the Stormers by 8.5 games in the Wild Card race.

The Patriots battle the Barnstormers for a pair of games tonight
The Patriots battle the Barnstormers for a pair of games tonight

Starting Pitching Matchup Game One

Righty Derell McCall (4-0, 4.31 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Will Savage (8-9, 5.02 ERA) will take the hill for the Barnstormers.

Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two

Righty Brad Thompson (6-6, 4.99 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Ross Peeples (2-0, 4.20 ERA) will take the hill for the Barnstormers.

Crucial Stretch

Tonight marks the start of a pivotal eight game homestand between two teams Somerset is battling with for playoff position (Lancaster & Sugar Land).

Getting Smitty With It

Corey Smith has started all 105 games this season. He has hit safely in seven straight games while homering in three of his last five contests.

Blazing Baisley

In Jeff Baisley’s first 26 games he was 15-for-93 (.161) with 13 RBI. In Jeff Baisley’s last 25 games he’s 27-for-91 (.297) with 16 RBI.

Bullpen Mafia

The Patriots bullpen has thrown 27.0 innings in the month of August and only allowed one run.

Amazing Aldridge

Cory Aldridge has hit safely in 24 of his last 26 ball games. He’s in the midst of a nine game hitting streak.

Fantastic Four

The Patriots are 53-15 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 12-25 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 games starting at 5:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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