Waldorf, MD – Today the Somerset Patriots (37-18, 83-42) visit the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (21-35, 58-67) for the third game of a four game wrap around Labor Day Weekend series. First pitch from Regency Furniture Stadium will be at 2:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset won the first two games of the set. The Patriots are 15-3 against Southern Maryland and dating back to last year the Pats are 29-9 against Crustacean Nation.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Josh Lowey (12-7, 3.24 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Logan Williamson (5-1, 3.04 ERA) will take the hill for the Crabs.
The Patriots magic number to clinch the postseason is 4 (any combination of Sugar Land wins and/or Lancaster losses). The Patriots look to make the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
The Patriots have won 33 of their last 40 games, 21 of their last 24, 18 of their last 20 games, 11 of last 12 and five in a row. Somerset has won six consecutive series. Currently at high-water mark of being 41 games above .500.
The Patriots lead the Barnstormers by 16.5 games in the wild card. The Patriots trail the Skeeters by 3.5 games in the second half Freedom Division race.
The Somerset Patriots have not lost back-to-back games since July 19th & July 21st
Offensive Fire Power
The Patriots have scored the most runs in the Atlantic League (678). They also have the best team batting average (.280).
The Patriots bullpen has thrown 86.1 innings in the month of August and only allowed 17 runs. That’s good for a microscopic 1.78 ERA.
The Patriots are 70-15 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 13-27 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 2:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.