Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (35-15) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (19-30) for a doubleheader. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark and game two will occur 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. Both games will be seven innings. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 10-4 against Bridgeport this year as they are both Atlantic League flagship franchises.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
Righty R.J. Seidel (2-1, 2.14 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler D.J. Mitchell (3-3, 1.88 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Righty Lucas Irvine (2-4, 2.34 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Matt Iannazzo (1-2, 4.72 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport
The Patriots have established a new high-water mark of 2015 by being 20 games above .500
Jonny Tucker is 9-for-17 in his last four starts
Fear The Spear
Nate Spears had three RBI in his first 36 starts but had three RBI in the series opener
The Patriots begin the day 2.5 games up on Long Island in the First Half Liberty Division race with 20 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).
The Patriots have already played 11 extra inning games and have 11 wins in their final at bat
David Vidal had 7 RBI total in his first 33 games but has 10 RBI in his last 9 games. He has hit safely in 11 of his last 13 games.
Somerset is 8-0-2 in its last 10 series
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 27-4 this year when they score first
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 5:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.