May 30th Game Notes; Ducks @ Patriots

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Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (23-10) host the Long Island Ducks (18-15) for the final 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. Somerset leads the all-time series 146-142 as these two New York and New Jersey squads have been rivals since 2000. This is a rematch of the 2013 Atlantic League Championship Series. Somerset has won two of the first three games in this set. The three contest have been decided by a total of five runs.

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

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Matt Zielinski (1-0, 2.92 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Andrew Barbosa (0-0, 1.12 ERA) will toss for Long Island.

Winning Ways

The Patriots have won five straight series. A win tonight would make it six straight.

Marrero Mania

Chris Marrero is in the midst of a 17 game hitting streak. He is hitting .425 over that span with 5 HRs and 14 RBI and 10 doubles.

Pitch Perfect

The Patriots boast the best team ERA in the Atlantic League at 2.05. They’re currently in the midst of throwing 22.0 consecutive scoreless innings.

Stellar Pen

The Patriots are 15-1 when leading after six innings. The bullpen collective ERA is 1.89. The bullpen has thrown 9.0 consecutive scoreless innings since Wednesday’s 9th inning.

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.

Setting The Tone

The Patriots are 17-2 this year when they score first

Power Play

The Patriots are 13-2 when the smack a home run

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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