Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (36-16) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (20-31) for the series finale in this four game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 11-5 against Bridgeport this year as they are both Atlantic League flagship franchises. This is the final meeting between these two squads until September.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Randy Boone (2-1, 2.79 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Cory Riordan (2-1, 3.86 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport
The Patriots have matched their high-water mark of 2015 by being 20 games above .500
Jonny Tucker is 10-for-20 in his last five starts
The Patriots begin the day 1.5 games up on Long Island in the First Half Liberty Division race with 18 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 Ducks are 15-1 in their last 16 games.
The Patriots have already played 11 extra inning games and have 12 wins in their final at bat including seven walk-off wins
David Vidal had 7 RBI total in his first 33 games but has 11 RBI in his last 11 games. He has hit safely in 12 of his last 15 games.
Scott Cousins has 15 RBI this year but 7 of them have come against the Bluefish
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 28-4 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 7:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.