Bridgewater, NJ– Happy Independence Day! Tonight the Somerset Patriots (43-23) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (22-45) for the first game of a three game weekend series featuring these flagship franchises. This is the final series of the first half. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 7-1 against Bridgeport in 2014.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Gary Moran (5-3, 4.64 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Jesse English (0-0, 6.84 ERA) takes the hill for the Fish.
The Somerset Patriots are the 2014 1st Half Liberty Division Champions! This is their 13th Half Title in franchise history as the Patriots are going to the playoffs for some serious September baseball! The Patriots have elected to take the back three games of the first round series at home so they will open up the postseason on the road.
Somerset has matched its high-water mark of the season being at 20 games above .500
The Patriots are 38-4 when they score four runs or more but only 5-19 when they score three runs or fewer.
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 29-1 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week Behind The Scenes with the Ticket Office. The next live stream game is Saturday, July 5th 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 game starting at 5:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.