August 15th Game Notes; Patriots @ Ducks

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Central Islip, NY – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (22-13, 69-36) travel to the Empire State to battle the two time reigning Atlantic League Champion Long Island Ducks (14-21, 54-50) for the first game of a three game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Bethpage Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes.  Somerset is 6-4 against Long Island in 2014.

First pitch 7:05pm
First pitch 7:05pm

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Matt Maloney (8-5, 3.26 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Jared Lansford (4-4, 3.25 ERA) takes the hill for the Flock.

Consistently Winning

The Patriots have matched their high-water mark of being 33 games above .500. They are 10-3 in the month of August.

Welcome Back Big Don

In Adam Donachie’s first three games back since missing 12 games with an ankle injury he has six hits and three RBI.

Cardiac Pats

The Patriots have 33 come from behind wins, 16 wins in their final at bat and seven walk-off wins this year

Big Jon

Closer Jon Hunton leads the Atlantic League with 37 saves. That’s 10 more than anyone else in the league. He has only blown two saves since June 1st. Hunton is one save away from breaking the single season Patriots record for most saves in a year and Hunton is four saves away from breaking the Atlantic League record for most saves in a year.

Postseason Bound

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.

Replicating Success

The Patriots are trying to repeat as half division title winners. They currently lead the 2nd Half Liberty Division standings by 6.5 games over Bridgeport.

Fantastic Four

The Patriots are 58-8 when they score four runs or more but only 11-28 when they score three runs or fewer.

Walk This Way

As an offense Somerset has drawn the most walks in the Atlantic League (367)

Lucky Number Seven

The Patriots are 47-2 when they lead after seven innings

SPN.TV

New to our media network this week is an episode of Patriots Legacy and Covering All The Bases. The next SPN.TV live stream game will be on Wednesday, August 20th.

Follow Us

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.

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