June 28th Game Notes; Blue Crabs @ Patriots

Bridgewater, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (45-16) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (34-26) for a doubleheader at TD Bank Ballpark. These are two first place squads. First pitch for game one is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. and game two will occur 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. Both contests will be seven innings. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 6-2 against the Blue Crabs in 2015 and Somerset is 35-13 against Crustacean Nation in the Brett Jodie Era.

Doubleheader Today

Doubleheader Today

Streaking

The Patriots have won a season-high 10 games in a row. This is the longest winning streak in franchise history was 15 games in June of 2000.

Starting Pitching Matchup Game One

Righty R.J. Seidel (2-1, 1.66 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Brian Baker (2-4, 4.83 ERA) will toss for Southern Maryland

Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two

Righty Lucas Irvine (3-4, 2.35 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Jake Hale (7-2, 2.53 ERA) will toss for Southern Maryland

Postseason Watch

The Patriots begin the day 5.0 games up on Long Island in the First Half Liberty Division race with 9 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).

Magic Number = 5

The Magic Number to clinch the 1st Half Liberty Division is six (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 29 games above .500

Cardiac Pats

The Patriots have already played 12 extra inning games and have 15 wins in their final at bat including eight walk-off wins

I’ll Take Two

Thomas Neal leads the Atlantic League in doubles (20) and has eight RBI in his last four 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

Former Big Leaguers Turning It Around

Robert Andino hit .186 in May but is hitting at a .293 clip in June. Nate Spears hit .200 in May but is hitting at a .321 clip in June

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 1:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.

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