Bridgewater, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (15-10, 65-30) battle the Camden Riversharks in the first game of a three game series featuring these Garden State foes. First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Turnpike series resumes as the Patriots have already clinched the 2015 Turnpike Cup as they lead the season series 13-4. Today marks the first game of a seven game homestand for Somerset.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty R.J. Seidel (2-3, 2.93 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Wes Torrez (4-4, 4.68 ERA) will toss for Camden
Eggs Sunny Side Up
All-Star Aharon Eggleston recently snapped his 20 game hitting streak. That was the longest hitting streak by any Atlantic League player this season. He has reached base in 36 straight games. In his last four games he has 2 HRs and 8 RBI.
The Patriots boast the best record in the Atlantic League and have secured a postseason bid for the third consecutive season and for the 12th time in the franchise’s 18 years of existence. The Patriots are 1st Half Liberty Division Champions.
The Patriots have established an Atlantic League record for most wins in a single half with 50. The previous high was 48 done once by the 2005 Atlantic City Surf and once by the 2013 Sugar Land Skeeters.
Start Me Up
The Patriots within the last week have lost 40% of their starting rotation (Randy Boone to Taiwan & Sean Bierman to AA Orioles affiliate)
In his last five games Adam Donachie is 10-for-17 with three RBI, two stolen bases and six runs scored
Jon Hunton is 15-for-16 June 19th in save opportunities
Andino The Bambino
Robert Andino hit .186 in May, .276 in June, .330 in July. He has hit safely in 14 of his last 16 games
The Patriots have already played 13 extra inning games and have 18 wins in their final at bat including nine walk-off wins
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 11:05 a.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.