Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (37-16) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (28-26) in the first game of a four game wrap around weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is Sugar Land’s first trip to Central Jersey in 2015. Somerset is 1-2 against Sugar Land this year. The game will be streamed via SPN.TV.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Sean Bierman (4-1, 1.38 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Matt Wright (3-1, 3.47 ERA) will toss for Sugar Land
The Patriots have established a new high-water mark in 2015 by being 21 games above .500
Sean Bierman has the second best ERA in the Atlantic League (1.38) and has only surrendered one run in his last 31 innings
The Patriots begin the day 1.5 games up on Long Island in the First Half Liberty Division race with 17 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 16-1 in their last 17 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 12 games. He has hit safely in 13 of his last 16 games.
Somerset is 9-0-2 in its last 11 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 29-4 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.