Bridgeport, CT – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (24-11) take on the Bridgeport Bluefish (16-19) for a doubleheader from Harbor Yard. Game one is scheduled for 6:05 p.m. and game two will start approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. Each contest will be seven innings. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 7-4 against Bridgeport this season. The Patriots are 16-5 in their last 21 games while the Bluefish are 3-8 in their last 11 games and have lost five straight.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
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.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Righty Randy Boone (0-1, 2.72 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while Bridgeport has yet to name a starting pitcher.
The Patriots begin the day 5.0 games up on Long Island in the First Half Liberty Division race with 35 games to go.
The Patriots are on pace to have the best record in Atlantic League history. Through 25% of the season they have won 24 games so if you prorate that stat they’d be 96-44. The Atlantic League record for most wins in a regular season is 95 by the 2013 Sugar Land Skeeters.
The Patriots are 16-1 when leading after six innings. The bullpen collective ERA is 1.80. The bullpen has thrown 14.2 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 18-2 this year when they score first
The Patriots are 14-2 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 6:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.