Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (9-5) are in the Lone Star State to battle the Sugar Land Skeeters (6-8) from Constellation Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. eastern time. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the fifth game of a lengthy six game series as the Patriots are in the midst of a 10 game nonstop road trip. Somerset has won three of the first four games of the lengthy set.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Matt Zielinski (1-0, 0.96 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Tracy McGrady (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will take the hill for the Skeeters.
100 Win Plateau Nearing
Brett Jodie has 99 career wins as manager. He’s looking to become fastest skipper to 100 wins in Atlantic League history
Tracy McGrady makes his professional debut today for the Skeeters. He’s expected to be on a limited pitch count. The 34 year old was a seven-time NBA All-Star and two time league scoring champion. He played for the Houston Rockets from 2004-09 and now his playing for Houston’s minor league baseball team.
Luis Montanez has eight hits in his last three games
Somerset leads Bridgeport by 1.5 games in the first half Liberty Division race
Nate The Great
Nate Spears leads the team in BA (.314), HRs (2), RBI (10)
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.