Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (2-2, 48-25) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (2-3, 40-34) for the second game of a four game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset won the series opener 5-3 last night. This is the final series before the All-Star break.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Derell McCall (4-2, 3.55 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Steve Hammond (5-5, 3.37 ERA) takes the hill for the Skeeters.
Tonight’s game will be streamed live via SPN.TV. The Patriots are 10-1 this year when SPN.TV televises the game.
Best Of The Best
The Patriots boast the best record in the Atlantic League and they currently have matched their high-water mark of the season being 23 games above .500
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. Tickets are on sale by calling 908-252-0700.
Pitcher Matt Zileinski, catcher Adam Donachie, and third baseman Corey Smith have been named to the 2014 Atlantic League All-Star Game. The contest will be played July 16th at Constellation Field. Pitching Coach Cory Domel will be part of the coaching staff.
Somerset is 7-2 in the month of July
Luis Montanez has tallied back-to-back three hit ball games. He has seven RBI in his last two games.
Bigger In Texas
Since August of 2013 Somerset is 16-5 against Sugar Land including a three game sweep in the first round of last year’s playoffs.
The Patriots are 42-5 when they score four runs or more but only 6-20 when they score three runs or fewer.
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 32-1 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week is Covering All The Bases. The next live stream game is Saturday, July 26th when Somerset host the York Revolution 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.