Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (9-9, 55-32) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (10-8, 39-49) for the second game of a three game series from TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Blue Crabs won the series opener last night 5-4. Somerset is 8-4 against Crustacean Nation this year.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Gary Moran (8-3, 4.60 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Gaby Hernandez (4-6, 4.16 ERA) takes the hill for the Crabs.
Closer Jon Hunton leads the Atlantic League with 29 saves. That’s six more than anyone else in the league. He has only blown one save since June 1st.
Home Sweet Home
Somerset is in the midst of playing 17 of 20 games at home
In 10 games with the Patriots, Daryle Ward has already tallied five multi-hit games
Ty Wright is hitting .369 in the month of July
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.
The Patriots are 48-7 when they score four runs or more but only 7-25 when they score three runs or fewer.
Walk This Way
As an offense Somerset has drawn the most walks in the Atlantic League (298)
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 38-2 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week is a new episode of Covering All The Bases. The next SPN.TV live stream game will be on Friday, August 1st.
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.