May 17th Game Notes; Patriots @ Blue Crabs

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Waldorf, MD – Today the Somerset Patriots (13-6) travel to battle the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (13-8) for a doubleheader since last night’s game was postponed due to rain. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. from Regency Furniture Stadium. Game two will start 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one and both contests will be seven innings. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. 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.

Second doubleheader of the year is today
Second doubleheader of the year is today

Starting Pitching Matchup Game One

Righty R.J. Seidel (2-0, 0.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Trey Barham (0-1, 1.42 ERA) will toss for Southern Maryland.

Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two

Lefty Sean Bierman (1-1, 2.61 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Wade Korpi (1-0, 11.04 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

Happy & Healthy

Both former big leaguers Mat Gamel (Brewers) and Scott Cousins (Marlins & Angels) returned to the Somerset lineup after missing a dozen games each with injuries

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 1:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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