Camden, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (15-10, 62-33) take on the Camden Riversharks (11-13, 34-60) for the final game of a three game weekend set featuring these Garden State foes. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. from Campbell’s Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset leads Camden in the Turnpike Series 9-3 this year.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Matt Maloney (6-5, 3.57 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Greg Miller (0-7, 5.29 ERA) takes the hill for the Sharks.
Double The Pleasure
The Patriots have swept two doubleheaders in the last four days
Closer Jon Hunton leads the Atlantic League with 34 saves. That’s nine more than anyone else in the league. He has only blown one save since June 1st.
Garden State Love
Somerset is in the midst of playing 20 straight games in the state of New Jersey
Jonny Be Good
Jonny Tucker is 5-for-10 with four walks in his last three games
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith is in the midst of a 13 game hitting streak which is tied for longest hitting streak by a Patriots player this year (Ty Wright 13 from June 1st to June 15th)
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 54-7 when they score four runs or more but only 8-26 when they score three runs or fewer.
Walk This Way
As an offense Somerset has drawn the most walks in the Atlantic League (326)
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 42-2 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 1:35 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.