Liberty Division Series Game Four Game Notes

Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (2-1, 87-56) battle the Lancaster Barnstormers (1-2, 82-61) in Game Four of the Liberty Division Series. First pitch is scheduled from TD Bank Ballpark at 7:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots lead the best-of-five series 2-1. Somerset went 11-9 against Lancaster in the regular season. The Patriots repeated as division title winners while the Stormers settled for the Wild Card slot.

First pitch scheduled for 7:05pm

First pitch scheduled for 7:05pm

Game One Recap

Somerset jumped out to a 1-0 lead but the Stormers scored three unanswered runs to win 3-1. The difference was a go ahead two run home run by Blake Gailen in the fourth inning.

Game Two Recap

Somerset erased a three run deficit heading into the top of the seventh inning to win 5-4 in 11 innings. The difference was a go ahead RBI double in the 11th by Jake Fox.

Game Three Recap

Somerset received excellent starting pitching from Josh Lowey who hurled 6.2 innings while allowing one run on nine strikeouts. Jeff Dominguez’s solo homer stood to be the difference in the 2-1 victory.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Gary Moran (11-5, 4.06 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Matt Packer (2-0, 1.92 ERA) takes the hill for the Stormers. Moran went 1-1 in four starts against Lancaster in the regular season with a 5.87 ERA. Moran is pitching on 10 days rest. Packer made one regular season start against Somerset and earned a no decision hurling 5.2 innings while allowing two earned runs.

All He Does Is Win Win Win No Matter What

In Gary Moran’s 24 starts in the regular season the Patriots went 18-6. Moran led the team in wins with 11. This is his first start since September 17th.

Chasing History

The Patriots are looking for their sixth title franchise history (2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009). The Batnstormers are looking for their second title in franchise history (2006). This is the Patriots 11th postseason appearance. This is the Barnstormers 4th postseason appearance.

Wright On

Ty Wright is 7-for-12 in the postseason with three RBI. He hit .369 against Lancaster in the regular season.

Limiting Long Ball

The Barnstormers drilled 154 home runs (52 more than any other team in league)

Home/Road Splits

Lancaster went 44-26 at home and just 37-33 on the road

Pair Of MVPs

This series features the last two Atlantic League MVPs (Blake Gailen 2012, Jake Fox 2013)

Timely Hitting

The Patriots have 8 runs in the series yet 6 of them have occurred with two outs

Cardiac Pats

The Patriots have 40 come from behind wins, 19 wins in their final at bat and seven walk-off wins this year

Big Jon

Closer Jon Hunton led the Atlantic League with 49 saves. That’s 21 more than anyone else in the league. 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. Hunton has more saves than Bridgeport and Camden do overall wins.

Fantastic Four

The Patriots are 71-15 when they score four runs or more but only 16-41 when they score three runs or fewer.

Lucky Number Seven

The Patriots are 61-3 when they lead after seven innings

SPN.TV

New to our media network this week is an episode of the Brett Jodie Show. Tonight’s game will be broadcast via SPN.TV.

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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