Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (24-21, 74-41) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (20-25, 56-59) for the rubber game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 10-4 against the Skeeters this year. The Patriots lead the all-time series 45-28.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Will Oliver (2-1, 3.60 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Adrian Martin (4-2, 5.07 ERA) will toss for Sugar Land
Second Half Race
There is a three way tie atop the Second Half Liberty Division Standings as Bridgeport, Long Island and Somerset all have identical second stanza marks
Brett Jodie has 249 career wins as an Atlantic League manager
Within the past six days the Patriots have played a 12 inning game a 13 inning game and a 14 inning game
Robert Andino is in the midst of a six game hitting streak. Adam Donachie is in the midst of a five game hitting streak. David Vidal is in the midst of a four game hitting streak.
Above The .500 Hump
The Patriots have secured a winning overall record for the third straight year in the Brett Jodie Era
Jon Hunton has tallied 126 career Atlantic League saves. The league record is 134 established by long time Southern Maryland closer Jim Ed Warden.
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 51 of his last 55 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.
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.