May 18th Game Notes; Patriots @ Blue Crabs

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Waldorf, MD – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (14-7) travel to battle the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (14-9) for the final game of a four game wrap around weekend series featuring these two first place squads. Somerset has won two of the first three in the set thus far. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Regency Furniture Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the final regular season game for the Patriots at Regency Furniture Stadium.

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

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Mickey Storey (3-0, 1.17 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Brian Baker (1-0, 3.57 ERA) will toss for Southern Maryland.

Flare For The Dramatics

The Patriots have seven wins in their final at bat through their first 21 games including four walk-off wins

Cleaning Up

Number four hitter in the batting order Chris Marrero is 7-for-15 in the series

Extra Extra Read All About It

Both the Blue Crabs and Patriots have played extra innings in three of their last four games

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 1.90. Pitching Coach Cory Domel has done an excellent job.

Coming Back To Earth

Through the first 18 games the Somerset bullpen allowed seven earned runs. Through the last three games the Somerset bullpen allowed nine earned runs.

Streaking

Nate Spears is in the midst of an eight game hitting streak

Setting The Tone

The Patriots are 11-2 this year when they score first

Power Play

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

Nail Biters

They are 10-3 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 7:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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