May 16th Game Notes; Patriots @ Blue Crabs

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Waldorf, MD – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (13-6) travel to battle the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (13-8) for the second game of a four game wrap around weekend series. Both squads are in first place in their respective divisions. The Patriots are riding a season-high five game winning streak. Both teams have played back-to-back extra inning affairs. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from Regency Furniture Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes.

First pitch scheduled for 6:35pm
First pitch scheduled for 6:35pm

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Matt Zielinski (0-0, 1.01 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Shaun Garceau (1-1, 2.25 ERA) will toss for Southern Maryland.

Flare For The Dramatics

The Patriots have seven wins in their final at bat through their first 19 games including four walk-off wins

Switching Allegiances

Last year Daryle Ward played for Somerset now he is on Southern Maryland. Last year James Skelton played for Southern Maryland now he is on Somerset

Pitch Perfect

The Patriots boast the best team ERA in the Atlantic League at 1.70. That’s better than a whole run compared to the next closest team. Pitching Coach Cory Domel has done an excellent job.

About Grand Time

Catcher Adam Donachie clubbed a Grand Slam on Thursday. It was Somerset’s first four run home run since Luis Montanez pounded one in Long Island in May of 2013.

Streaking

Nate Spears is in the midst of a seven game hitting streak

Buddy Love

In his last two appearances left hander Buddy Boshers has faced six batters and retired them all including striking out five

Setting The Tone

The Patriots are 10-1 this year when they score first

Power Play

The Patriots are 7-0 when the smack a home run

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 9-2 in games decided by two runs or less

Follow Us

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 6:35 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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