May 23rd Game Notes; Blue Crabs @ Patriots

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Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (17-9) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (10-16) from TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first game of a four game wrap around weekend series. This marks the first meeting of the year between these two squads. In the offseason they flip flopped divisions.

Last night Somerset smacked a season-high five home runs. Here is audio of each blast courtesy of WCTC…

Somerset plays Southern Maryland for the first time all year
Somerset plays Southern Maryland for the first time all year

Audio clip of Adam Donachie’s first home run

Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s first home run

Audio clip of Adam Donachie’s second home run

Audio clip of Cory Harrilchak’s home run

Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s second home run

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Erk Arnesen (2-1, 3.09 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Brian Burres (1-2, 1.73 ERA) will take the hill for the Crabs.

Robbie Raking

In Robbie Widlansky’s first 16 games he only had four RBI. In Robbie Widlansky’s last five games he has seven RBI.

Fantastic Four

The Patriots are 14-2 when they score four runs or more but only 3-7 when they score three runs or fewer.

Power Play

In Somerset’s first 25 games they only hit 12 home runs. Last night Somerset smacked five long balls which was a season-high.

Monty Mashing

Luis Montanez has hit safely in 12 of his last 15 games. He leads the team in home runs (5) and tied for team lead in RBI (16).

Pitch Perfect

Somerset’s pitching staff owns the best ERA in the Atlantic League at 3.13.

Playoff Push

Somerset leads Long Island by 2.5 games in the first half Liberty Division race

Follow Us

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.

 

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