June 16th Game Notes; Bluefish @ Patriots

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Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (34-15) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (19-29) for the first game of a four game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first game of an eight game homestand for Somerset. Somerset is 9-4 against Bridgeport this year as they are both Atlantic League flagship franchises.

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

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Matt Zielinski (1-1, 2.78 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Mike Antonini (3-4, 3.47 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport

High-Water Mark

The Patriots have matched their high-water mark of 2015 by being 19 games above .500

Catalyst

Jonny Tucker is 6-for-12 in his last three starts

Bass Master

Scott Cousins is hitting .368 with 7 RBI against the Bluefish this year

Postseason Watch

The Patriots begin the day 2.0 games up on Long Island in the First Half Liberty Division race with 21 games to go. These two squads only play each other three more times in the first half and it’s the final three games (68, 69, 70).

Cardiac Pats

The Patriots have already played 11 extra inning games and have 11 wins in their final at bat

David Dominant

David Vidal had 7 RBI total in his first 33 games but has 9 RBI in his last 8 games. He has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games.

Series Sealers

Somerset is 8-0-2 in its last 10 series

Power Ball

The Patriots are 19-2 when they smack a home run

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 26-4 this year when they score first

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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