Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (21-9) host the Long Island Ducks (17-13) for the first game of a four game series featuring these Liberty Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first meeting between the Patriots and Ducks this year. Both teams are playing well as Somerset is 13-3 in their last 16 while Long Island is 7-3 in their last 10.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Randy Boone (0-1, 1.72 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler John Brownell (4-1, 2.37 ERA) will toss for Long Island.
The Patriots have won five straight series
Chris Marrero is in the midst of a 14 game hitting streak. He is hitting .426 over that span with 4 HRs and 12 RBI and 8 doubles.
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston is in the midst of a six game hitting streak and Somerset is 11-0 when he bats in the 2-hole
Turning It Around
In his first 11 games Mat Gamel had two RBI…in his last three games Mat Gamel has nine RBI. In his first 22 games Robert Andino had four RBI…in his last three games Robert Andino has six RBI.
Time To Grind
From May 27th to July 5th the Patriots play 40 games in 40 days. Only one scheduled off day during that time frame.
The Patriots are 13-3 this year when they score four runs or more
Setting The Tone
The Patriots are 15-2 this year when they score first
The Patriots are 12-1 when the smack a home run
They are 12-5 in games decided by two runs or less
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.