York, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (21-19, 71-39) are in the Keystone State to battle the York Revolution (22-17, 46-63) for the first game of a three game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. from Santander Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. It has been nearly three months since these two squads last faced each other. May 25th to be exact. The Patriots are 6-1 against the Revolution this year. Of the 30 games remaining, 14 are against York.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Will Oliver (1-1, 3.46 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Rommie Lewis (9-8, 3.55 ERA) will toss for York
Second Half Race
The Long Island Ducks have a 1.0 game lead over both Bridgeport and Somerset
Above The .500 Hump
The Patriots have secured a winning overall record for the third straight year in the Brett Jodie Era
Brett Jodie has 246 career wins as an Atlantic League manager
Jon Hunton is 19-for-21 in save opportunities since June 19th. Hunton has tallied 126 career Atlantic League saves. The league record is 134 established by long time Southern Maryland closer Jim Ed Warden.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn 28 walks in their last five games
Eggs Sunny Side Up
All-Star Aharon Eggleston recently snapped his 20 game hitting streak and 36 game on base streak. He has reached base in 48 of his last 50 games.
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.
A Cut Above The Rest
In his first 79 games David Vidal smacked 2 HRs but in his last 20 games David Vidal has smacked 5 HRs
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