Sugar Land, TX– Tonight the Somerset Patriots (40-21) are in the Lone Star State to battle the Sugar Land Skeeters (32-28) for the third game of a four game weekend series from Constellation Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. eastern time. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Sugar Land won the series opener 5-4. The Patriots won last night 7-4. The Patriots are 8-3 against the Skeeters in 2014. Somerset is 11-2 in its last 13 contest.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Gary Moran (4-3, 4.98 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Sean Gallagher (0-0, 1.50 ERA) takes the hill for the Skeeters.
Somerset leads Long Island by 5.0 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 won the first half head-to-head series. The magic number is 5 (combination of Patriots wins and/or Ducks losses).
Swatting The Skeeters
Since August of 2013 the Patriots are 14-4 against the Skeeters including the playoffs
The Patriots are 35-4 when they score four runs or more but only 5-17 when they score three runs or fewer.
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston has eight hits over his last three games (three straight multi-hit affairs)
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith is in the midst of an eight game hitting streak
Adam Donachie has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 27-1 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week the Brett Jodie Show as the skipper talks about the red hot Somerset Patriots and discusses the World Cup. The next live stream game is Thursday, July 3rd when Somerset host Lancaster 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 game starting at 7:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.