Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (2-4, 48-27) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (4-3, 42-34) for the final game of a four game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Sugar Land has won two of the first three in this set. This is the final contest before the All-Star break.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Mat Zielinski (7-3, 2.95 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Ramon Delgado (2-1, 3.64 ERA) takes the hill for the Skeeters.
Cory Harrilchak has 13 RBI this season. Seven of those have come against Sugar Land.
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.
Bigger In Texas
Since August of 2013 Somerset is 16-7 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 6-22 when they score three runs or fewer.
Walk This Way
As an offense Somerset has drawn the most walks in the Atlantic League (258)
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 5:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.