York, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (28-20, 75-43) travel to the Keystone state to battle the York Revolution (26-22, 67-51) for the first game of a four game wrap around weekend series featuring these two postseason bound squads. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. from Santander Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 5-8 against York this year.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Josh Lowey (0-0, 0.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Corey Thurman (7-6, 3.86 ERA) takes the hill for the Revs.
Atlantic League Room Service
Tonight marks the first game of an eight game nonstop road trip for the Somerset Patriots
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith is in the midst of a 16 game hitting streak. Earlier this summer he had a 14 game hitting streak. Last year Smith hit .269. This year he’s hitting .305.
Ty Wright and Luis Montanez are each in the midst of six game hitting streaks
Cory Harrilchak had three home runs in his first 71 games. In his last three games he has two home runs.
ESPY Deserves an ESPY
Damaso Espino has registered multi-hit games in three of his last four starts. Plus he had the game winning RBI sac fly last night in the eighth inning.
Best Regular Season In Franchise History On Horizon…
If the Patriots go 16-6 in their final 22 games they’d amass 91 wins which would be a franchise record for most wins in a single season
The Patriots have 36 come from behind wins, 18 wins in their final at bat and seven walk-off wins this year
Closer Jon Hunton leads the Atlantic League with 42 saves. That’s 14 more than anyone else in the league. He has only blown two saves since June 1st. Hunton has already set the Atlantic League single season saves record as he broke Mike Guilfoyle’s record of 40 done in 2003 with Bridgeport.
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 trying to repeat as half division title winners. They currently lead the 2nd Half Liberty Division standings by 6.0 games over Long Island.
The Patriots are 62-9 when they score four runs or more but only 13-34 when they score three runs or fewer.
Walk This Way
As an offense Somerset has drawn the most walks in the Atlantic League (403)
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 50-2 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week is an episode of Kids Corner. The next live stream broadcast will be Friday, September 5th at TD Bank Ballpark against the York Revolution.
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 6:30 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.