May 8th Game Notes; Patriots @ Skeeters

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Sugar Land, TX – Happy Mother’s Day! Today the Somerset Patriots (14-3) visit the Sugar Land Skeeters (10-7) for the final game of a three game weekend series. First pitch from Constellation Field is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. eastern time. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are in salvage mode while the Skeeters are in sweep mode. This weekend marks the first time in five series the Patriots have lost the series.gameday1

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Mickey Storey (0-0, 3.37 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Barret Loux (0-1, 6.23 ERA) will toss for Sugar Land.

Closing Time

Jon Hunton, entering his 5th year with the Patriots, is one save away from becoming the all-time saves leader in Atlantic League history. He currently has 134, matching Jim Ed Warden, formerly of Southern Maryland.

Hello Mr. Robinson

Trayvon Robinson is in the midst of a team-high 14 game hitting streak.

Comeback Kids

Somerset has eight come from behind wins this season. They have four one-run wins, five last at bat wins and three extra inning wins.

Power Outage

The Patriots have only drilled one home run in their last six games

Bullpen Mafia

The Patriots bullpen boasts a collective 1.91 ERA. Relievers Sisk, Meek, Newby, Schlosser have yet to yield a run in 20.1 innings

Kid Kelly

Scott Kelly is in the midst of a nine game hitting streak. He leads the league in steals (8). He has the second best batting average in the Atlantic League coming in at a .368 clip.

Chess Match

This series features two of the best skippers in the Atlantic League. Gary Gaetti was the 2013 Manager of the Year. Brett Jodie was the 2015 Manager of the Year. Both are former MLB players.

My Rewards Code

Download the Somerset Patriots App in the App Store on your mobile device or tablet. In the top left corner go to the drop down menu then select My Rewards. Today’s Game Notes secret code is “radmanovich19” so type radmanovich19 and click submit and you can earn free rewards points. You can win prizes throughout the season by amassing rewards points.

Follow Us

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 3:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com. Download the free new Patriots App by searching Somerset Patirots in the App Store on your phone or tablet.

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