Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (42-23, 88-47) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (29-36, 52-83) for the second game of a three game midweek series featuring these flagship franchises. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Fish won the series opener last night 5-3. Somerset is 14-4 against Bridgeport this year.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Roy Merritt (3-2, 2.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Hunter Jones (8-12, 4.05 ERA) will take the hill for the Fish.
The Patriots have made the playoffs for the first time since 2010. They will play the Sugar Land Skeeters in the first round of the tournament.
The Patriots have won 38 of their last 50 games, 26 of their last 34, 23 of their last 30 games and 10 of last 15. Somerset has won eight of its last nine series.
Eye On The Prize
The Patriots trail the Skeeters by 4.0 games in the second half Freedom Division race.
Best Year Ever
Somerset has totaled 88 wins which is the single season record for most wins in a season by one Patriots team.
Offensive Fire Power
The Patriots have scored the most runs in the Atlantic League (729). They also have the best team batting average (.278).
The Patriots are 75-16 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 13-31 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.