Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (7-5) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (7-5) for the first game of a three game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. from TD Bank Ballpark. These two squads are tied for first place in the Liberty Division. Tonight marks the first game of a six game homestand for Somerset.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Randy Boone (0-1, 2.61 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Parker Frazier (2-0, 0.84 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport.
The Patriots have scored the fewest runs in the Atlantic League (35) while the Bluefish have scored the most runs in the Atlantic League (75)
Jonny Tucker is in the midst of a six game hitting streak
The Somerset bullpen has been outstanding as they have logged 40.1 innings and allowed six earned runs good for a 1.35 ERA. Three different reliever have at least one save (Jon Hunton, Kyler Newby, Andrew Carignan)
Setting The Tone
The Patriots are 6-1 this year when they score first
The Patriots boast the best team ERA in the Atlantic League at 2.07
Through the first 12 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 7:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.