August 19th Game Notes; Blue Crabs @ Patriots

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Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (23-16, 70-39) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (20-19, 49-60) for the second game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 11-4 against Crustacean Nation this year.

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

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Gary Moran (10-3, 4.37 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Ian Marshall (8-8, 4.06 ERA) takes the hill for the Crabs.

Marvelous Moran

In Gary Moran’s 18 starts the Patriots are 15-3. He has not lost a game in a span of 12 starts (June 5th)

Power Outage

Somerset has only smacked one home run over its last six games

Streaking

Corey Smith is in the midst of a seven game hitting streak

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 38 saves. That’s 10 more than anyone else in the league. He has only blown two saves since June 1st. Hunton has already established a single season franchise record for most saves in a year and Hunton is three 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 6.0 games over Long Island.

Fantastic Four

The Patriots are 58-9 when they score four runs or more but only 12-30 when they score three runs or fewer.

Walk This Way

As an offense Somerset has drawn the most walks in the Atlantic League (376)

Lucky Number Seven

The Patriots are 48-2 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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