June 26th Game Notes; Blue Crabs @ Patriots

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Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (44-16) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (34-25) in the first game of a three game weekend series featuring these two first place squads. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first time Southern Maryland comes to Central Jersey this year. The Patriots are 5-2 against the Blue Crabs in 2015 and Somerset is 34-13 against Crustacean Nation in the Brett Jodie Era.

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

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Matt Zielinski (2-1, 2.88 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Daryl Thompson (1-0, 3.00 ERA) will toss for Southern Maryland

Postseason Watch

The Patriots begin the day 3.5 games up on Long Island in the First Half Liberty Division race with 10 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 21-3 in their last 24 games.

Magic Number = 8

The Magic Number to clinch the 1st Half Liberty Division is eight (any combination of Patriots wins and/or Ducks losses)

High-Water Mark

The Patriots have established a new high-water mark in 2015 by being 28 games above .500

Cardiac Pats

The Patriots have already played 12 extra inning games and have 14 wins in their final at bat including seven walk-off wins

Fun Friday

The Patriots are 8-1 on games played on a Friday

Consistently Consistent

Nate Spears has hit safely in 10 of his last 12 games.

I’ll Take Two

Thomas Neal leads the Atlantic League in doubles (20) and has seven RBI in his last three games

Mentally Tough

The Patriots have not lost back-to-back games since May 25th & May 27th

Series Sealers

Somerset is 11-0-2 in its last 13 series

Power Ball

The Patriots are 25-2 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 32-4 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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