Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (34-20) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (19-34) for the first game of a lengthy five game series featuring these Atlantic League flagship franchises. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The game will be broadcasted via SPN.TV. Somerset is 2-1 against Bridgeport in 2014.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Matt Zielinski (5-2, 2.96 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler DJ Mitchell (3-4, 3.53 ERA) takes the hill for the Fish.
Somerset leads Long Island by 3.5 games in the first half Liberty Division race. Somerset went 6-4 against Long Island in the first half so if these two squads finished tied after 70 games then Somerset would hold the tie breaker because the Patriots one the first half head-to-head series. The magic number is 13 (combination of Patriots wins and/or Ducks losses).
The Patriots are 29-3 when they score four runs or more but only 5-17 when they score three runs or fewer.
Ty Wright has hit safely in 15 of his last 16 games
Adam Donachie has nine RBI in his last five games
Jon Hunton leads Atlantic League with 16 saves
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 24-1 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week Behind The Scenes with Groundskeeper Dan Purner. There’s also a new episode of Kids Corner starring Matty and an episode of Let’s Get Social. The next live stream game is Tuesday, June 24th 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 7:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.