Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (38-16) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (28-27) in the second 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. Somerset is 2-2 against Sugar Land this year. The game will be streamed via SPN.TV. Both teams are in the midst of a tightly contested first half playoff race.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Brett Brach (0-0, 5.40 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Shane Loux (3-2, 2.52 ERA) will toss for Sugar Land
The Patriots have established a new high-water mark in 2015 by being 22 games above .500
The Patriots begin the day 1.5 games up on Long Island in the First Half Liberty Division race with 16 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 17-1 in their last 18 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 12 RBI in his last 13 games. He has hit safely in 14 of his last 17 games.
Sean Bierman has the second best ERA in the Atlantic League (1.52) and has only surrendered three runs in his last 38 innings
Somerset is 9-0-2 in its last 11 series
The Patriots are 20-2 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.