May 12th Game Notes; Barnstormers @ Patriots

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Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (9-6) host the Lancaster Barnstormers (6-12) for the first game of a three game midweek series. The Patriots boast the best record in the Atlantic League while the Barnstormers boast the worst record in the Atlantic League. This is a rematch from last year’s epic first round playoff series where Lancaster edged Somerset 3-2 in the best of five series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes.

First pitch scheduled for 7:05pm
First pitch scheduled for 7:05pm

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Sean Bierman (0-1, 3.06 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Shunsuke Watanabe (0-1, 13.50 ERA) will toss for Lancaster.

Flare For The Dramatics

The Patriots have five wins in their final at bat through their first 15 games including three walk-off wins

Stagnant O

Somerset has scored three runs or fewer in 8 of its last 9 games yet are still 6-3 over that span. They have tallied the fewest runs in the league, boast worst team batting average and drawn the fewest walks this year.

Stellar Pen

The Somerset bullpen has been outstanding as they have logged 50.1 innings and allowed seven earned runs good for a 1.26 ERA.

Setting The Tone

The Patriots are 7-1 this year when they score first

Pitch Perfect

The Patriots boast the best team ERA in the Atlantic League at 1.76

Vulture

Reliever Kyler Newby is tied for the Atlantic League lead in wins (3)

Extra Extra Read All About It

Utility player Greg Hopkins only has five hits this year yet three of them are for extra bases.

Nail Biters

They are 7-2 in games decided by two runs or less

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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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