Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (12-9, 59-32) host the Lancaster Barnstormers (11-9, 50-40) for the third game of a four game series from TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled at 7:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset swept a doubleheader yesterday shutting out Lancaster twice yesterday. Tonight marks the ninth game of a season long 10 game homestand.
The following are audio highlights from yesterday’s doubleheader sweep courtesy of WCTC…
Audio highlight of Somerset recording final out as it set a half-season record for wins
Audio highlight of Jonny Tucker’s first homer of the year as it took the catalyst 309 at bats to accomplish that feat
Audio highlight of Daryle Ward’s majestic homer
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Derell McCall (5-4, 3.67 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Joe Gardner (2-1, 3.37 ERA) takes the hill for the Stormers.
Closer Jon Hunton leads the Atlantic League with 32 saves. That’s eight 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
Daryle Ward is hitting .347 with 3 HRs and 10 RBI in 14 games with Somerset. He has seven multi-hit games in those 14 contests.
Ty Wright is hitting .373 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 51-7 when they score four runs or more but only 8-25 when they score three runs or fewer.
Walk This Way
As an offense Somerset has drawn the most walks in the Atlantic League (307)
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 40-2 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week is an episode of the Brett Jodie Show. 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.