Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (11-6) host the Lancaster Barnstormers (6-14) for the final game of a three game midweek series. Somerset is going for the sweep while Lancaster is in salvage mode. The Patriots are in first place in the Liberty Division while the Barnstormers boast the worst record of the eight squads in the Atlantic League. Somerset leads the all-time series 111-85. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Randy Boone (0-1, 1.55 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Bryan Evans (1-2, 7.44 ERA) will toss for Lancaster.
Throwing Up 0’s
Boone has thrown 13.0 consecutive scoreless innings dating back to his last two starts
Flare For The Dramatics
The Patriots have five wins in their final at bat through their first 17 games including three walk-off wins
About Grand Time
Catcher Adam Donachie clubbed a Grand Slam last night. It was Somerset’s first four run home run since Luis Montanez pounded one in Long Island in May of 2013.
Walk This Way
David Vidal has walked six times in his last three game
The Somerset bullpen has been outstanding as they have logged 55.1 innings and allowed seven earned runs good for a 1.14 ERA.
Setting The Tone
The Patriots are 8-1 this year when they score first
The Patriots boast the best team ERA in the Atlantic League at 1.66. Pitching Coach Cory Domel has done an excellent job.
The Patriots are 6-0 when the smack a home run
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Utility player Greg Hopkins only has five hits this year yet three of them are for extra bases.
They are 7-2 in games decided by two runs or less
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