Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (6-5) travel to the Lone Star State to battle the Sugar Land Skeeters (8-5) for the final game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. eastern time from Constellation Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Sugar Land has won the first two games of the set so the Skeeters are in sweep mode while the Patriots are in salvage mode.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Mickey Storey (1-0, 0.81 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Dan Meadows (0-2, 7.56 ERA) will toss for Sugar Land.
So Long Texas
This is the final time Somerset plays in Texas until September when Sugar Land and Somerset battle in a lengthy seven game series
Somerset has drawn the fewest walks in the Atlantic League (25) and scored the fewest runs in the Atlantic League (28). Eight of the 11 games the offense scored three runs or less including five games in a row.
The Somerset bullpen has been outstanding as they have logged 36.1 innings and allowed six earned runs good for a 1.50 ERA. Three different reliever have at least one save (Jon Hunton, Kyler Newby, Andrew Carignan)
The Patriots are in the midst of playing 9 of their first 12 on the road. They begin a six game homestand tomorrow.
The Patriots boast the best team ERA in the Atlantic League at 2.18
Through the first 11 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 8:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.