Bridgeport, CT – Today the Somerset Patriots (23-11) take on the Bridgeport Bluefish (16-18) for a day-night doubleheader from Harbor Yard. Game one is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. and will be seven innings. Game two is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. and will be nine innings. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 6-4 against Bridgeport this season.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
Righty Brett Brach (0-0, 4.50 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Matt Iannazzo (1-2, 5.09 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Righty Lucas Irvine (1-4, 2.34 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Cory Riordan (2-0, 3.71 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport.
The Patriots begin the day 5.0 games up on Long Island in the First Half Liberty Division race with 36 games to go.
The Patriots are 15-5 in their last 20 games and are 5-0-1 in their last six series
The Patriots are 15-1 when leading after six innings. The bullpen collective ERA is 1.86. The bullpen has thrown 11.0 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
The Patriots are 13-2 when the smack a home run
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.