Lancaster, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (8-0) visit the Lancaster Barnstormers (5-3) for the second game of a four game weekend series. First pitch from Clipper Magazine Stadium is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset spoiled Lancaster’s home opener last night by winning 2-1. Each team struck out 12 times and a total of 17 runners were left on base.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Darin Gorski (0-0, 1.80 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Brandon Bixler (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will toss for Lancaster. Gorski played high school baseball in Lancaster County while Bixler pitched for Bridgeport last year but makes his Lancaster debut.
Survival of Fittest
Somerset is the lone unbeaten team in the Atlantic League. Every other team has at least three losses.
Somerset has four come from behind wins this season. Twice they have erased three run deficits.
Somerset has four one-run wins this year.
Patriots bullpen this year: 34.0 innings, 22 hits, 9 BBs, 4 earned runs which is good for a 1.06 ERA
The Patriots have clubbed the second most homers in the league with six. They’ve been hit by five different players.
The Patriots are 13-for-14 in stolen bases this year. Scott Kelly paces the way with five swiped bags.
Mike Thomas has tossed 6.0 scoreless innings to start his Somerset tenure. Efrain Nieves has tossed 8.0 scoreless innings to start his Somerset tenure.
Hello Mr. Robinson
Trayvon Robinson is in the midst of a team-high six game hitting streak
Jon Hunton, entering his 5th year with the Patriots, is four saves away from becoming the all-time saves leader in Atlantic League history. He currently has 131. Jim Ed Warden, formerly of Southern Maryland, holds the mark with 134.
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