Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (2-1) host the Camden Riversharks (0-4) at 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. This is the first game of a three game midweek series featuring these Liberty Division foes. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is a Garden State showdown. These two squads met twice in the preseason. They tied once and Somerset won once.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Gary Moran (0-0, 0.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler James Simmons (0-0, 1.80 ERA) will take the hill for the Sharks. Moran will be making his Atlantic League debut while Simmons was the Opening Night starter for Camden.
Rise And Grind
This is the first of 13 consecutive games for Somerset.
Nate The Great
Nate Spears is 6-for-12 to start the year and has hit safely in all three games thus far.
Somerset’s bullpen has started the season by tossing 15.1 frames and only allowed two earned runs.
Bobby Stevens and Jorge Cortes were part of the 2013 Patriots and are now part of the 2014 Sharks squad. Last year Stevens played in 109 games, smacked 7 HRs, drove in 36 runs and hit .254. Last year Cortes played in 51 games, smacked 4 HRs, drove in 25 runs and hit .283.
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