Bridgewater, NJ – Happy Father’s Day! Today the Somerset Patriots (29-19) host the Long Island Ducks (27-20) for the third game of a four game series from TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Today’s game will be streamed via SPN.TV. The Ducks swept a day-night doubleheader from the Patriots yesterday. The season series is split at 4-4.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Matt Zielinski (4-2, 2.83 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Casey Barnes (0-1, 4.56 ERA) takes the hill for the Flock.
Somerset leads Long Island by 1.5 games in the first half Liberty Division race
Ty Wright is in the midst of a 12 game hitting streak
The Patriots are 24-3 when they score four runs or more but only 5-16 when they score three runs or fewer.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn the most walks as an offense (167)
Somerset leads the all-time series with Long Island 138-134. These two teams have been rivals since the year 2000.
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 20-1 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week is the Sparky Lyle Tribute Video as his No. 28 was retired. The next live stream game is Saturday, June 21st when Somerset host Bridgeport 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 1:05 p.m. on SPN.TV, 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.