Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (33-26, 83-46) host the York Revolution (33-25, 57-71) 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 11-5 against the Revolution this year. The Patriots lead the all-time series 87-85. This week marks the final homestand of the regular season. After this week the next home game will be Friday, September 25th which will be Game 3 of the First Round of the Playoffs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Roy Merritt (0-0, 0.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Matt Neil (2-8, 4.87 ERA) will toss for York
Roy My Boy
This will by Roy Merritt’s first outing with Somerset in 2015. He began the year with Sugar Land and was 7-5 with a 2.52 ERA in 19 games and 17 starts. Merritt was with Somerset from 2012-14 and was an All-Star his first year. He started three playoff games for Somerset the last two years. His lifetime Somerset ERA is 2.84.
Second Half Race
Somerset leads the Second Half Liberty Division race by 2.0 games over Long Island and 6.0 games over Bridgeport. There are only 11 games remaining in the regular season.
The Patriots have played 21 extra inning games this year and are 12-9 in those contests.
Greg Hopkins has hit safely in 15 of his last 18 games. He is in the midst of a season-high 8 game hitting streak where over than span he has 2 HRs, 9 RBI and is hitting .355
Thomas Neal has 8 multi-hit games in his last 12 contests
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.