Bridgewater, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (13-8) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (10-11) from TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the rubber match of the weekend as the squads split a doubleheader yesterday. Today’s game is being broadcast on SPN.TV so there will be a free live video feed with a plethora of different camera angles and interviews.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Erik Arnesen (1-1, 3.21 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Matt Wright (1-3, 5.14 ERA) will take the hill for the Skeeters. Each of these men was their respective team’s opening night starter.
Start Me Up
The last nine games the Somerset starters have totaled 55 innings and only allowed 10 runs. That’s good for a microscopic 1.64 ERA. Great work from Derell McCall, Matt Maloney, Zach Kroenke, Matt Zielinski, Matt Langwell and Erik Arnesen.
Swatting The Skeeters
Since August of 2013 (including the playoffs), Somerset is 12-3 against Sugar Land.
The Patriots are 11-1 when they score four runs or more but only 2-7 when they score three runs or fewer.
Somerset’s pitching staff owns the best ERA in the Atlantic League at 3.10.
Somerset leads Bridgeport by 2.0 games in the first half Liberty Division race
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 1:05 p.m. on SPN.TV, 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.