Bridgewater, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (29-17) host the Long Island Ducks (25-20) for a day-night doubleheader from TD Bank Ballpark. The first game will be at 12:05 p.m. and will be seven innings. The second game will be at 7:05 p.m. and will be nine innings. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 4-2 against Long Island this year.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
Lefty Matt Maloney (2-1, 2.79 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Rob Whitenack (0-0, 0.00 ERA) takes the hill for the Flock.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Righty Erik Arnesen (5-2, 3.57 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Shaun Garceau (5-1, 5.18 ERA) takes the hill for the Flock.
Sparky Lyle Honored
At 6:40 p.m. the Somerset Patriots will have a special on field ceremony as they retire Manager Emeritus Sparky Lyle’s number 28. This is the first ever number retired by the Somerset Patriots franchise.
Somerset leads Long Island by 3.5 games in the first half Liberty Division race
Ty Wright is in the midst of a 11 game hitting streak
The Patriots are 24-3 when they score four runs or more but only 5-14 when they score three runs or fewer.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn the most walks as an offense (163)
Somerset’s pitching staff owns the best ERA in the Atlantic League at 3.22.
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 20-1 when they lead after seven innings
The second episode of Kids Corner is new to SPN.TV this week. Getting To Know reliever Mike DeMark is also new this week. The next live stream game is Sunday, June 15th when Somerset host Long Island from TD Bank Ballpark.
Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the games starting at 12:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.