Starting Pitching Matchups for Liberty Division Series

Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots and the Long Island Ducks begin a best of five first round series Wednesday evening. This marks a rematch of the 2013 Atlantic League Championship Series. The Patriots went 9-11 in 20 meetings against the Ducks this year. 16 of the 20 contests between these two squads were decided by three runs or fewer. Below are the pitching matchups for this week.playoff1news

 

Game 1: Wednesday at Bethpage Ballpark with 6:35 p.m. start time

LHP Roy Merritt (8-6, 19 starts, 3.04 ERA) vs RHP John Brownell (12-6, 26 starts, 3.38 ERA)

 

Game 2: Thursday at Bethpage Ballpark with 6:35 p.m. start time

RHP Mickey Storey (12-3, 18 starts, 2.70 ERA) vs LHP Darin Downs (4-5, 12 starts, 3.85 ERA)

 

Game 3: Friday at TD Bank Ballpark with 7:05 p.m. start time

RHP Bobby Blevins (4-4, 14 starts, 3.82 ERA) vs LHP Matt Zielinski (8-4, 25 starts, 2.86 ERA)

 

Game 4 (if necessary): Saturday at TD Bank Ballpark with 7:05 p.m. start time

RHP Bruce Kern (9-6, 40 games, 13 starts, 3.51 ERA) vs TBA for Patriots

 

Game 5 (if necessary) Sunday at TD Bank Ballpark with 5:05 p.m. start time

TBA for Ducks vs TBA for Patriots

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