Sugar Land, TX – Today the Somerset Patriots (6-4) travel to the Lone Star State to battle the Sugar Land Skeeters (7-5) for the second game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. eastern time from Constellation Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Both these squads have qualified for the postseason each of the last two years. Each squad is in first place in their respective division.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Sean Bierman (0-0, 2.79 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Matt Wright (0-0, 4.00 ERA) will toss for Sugar Land.
Somerset has drawn the fewest walks in the Atlantic League (21) and scored the fewest runs in the Atlantic League (27). Seven of the 10 games the offense scored three runs or less.
The Somerset bullpen has been outstanding as they have logged 33.1 innings and allowed five earned runs good for a 1.36 ERA. Three different reliever have at least one save (Jon Hunton, Kyler Newby, Andrew Carignan)
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston is the hottest hitter of the regulars in the starting lineup as the 2013 All-Star boasts a .348 batting average
The Patriots boast the best team ERA in the Atlantic League at 2.06
Through the first 10 games the Patriots have three last at bat wins. They are 5-1 in games decided by two runs or less
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 12:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.