Bridgewater, NJ –Tonight the Somerset Patriots (20-11) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (17-14) for the first 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 Skeeters are 3-0 against the Patriots this year. Both teams are coming off an off day. The Patriots hold a 1.5 game lead over the Ducks in the Liberty Division. The Skeeters are tied atop the Freedom Division with York.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Scott McGregor (2-2, 3.06 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Sean Gallagher (1-3, 2.93 ERA) will toss for Long Island.
Looking Like The 2012 All-Star
Over the last 12 games, Bryan LaHair has raised his batting average from .196 to .287. Over the 11 game stretch he has 9 RBI, hit safely in 9 games and is 17-for-41 good for an amazing .414 clip. He was a reserve MLB All-Star for the Chicago Cubs four years ago.
Producing To All Fields
Matt Fields is tied for second in the Atlantic League in RBI with 19
Lack Of Fundamentals
The Patriots have committed at least one error in 14 of their last 16 games. They have committed the second most errors in the Atlantic League with 32. Patriots are 9-1 when they don’t make an error.
Eric Farris in the midst of a 12 game hitting streak. He has the 4th best BA in league at .336. The longest hitting streak by a Patriots player this year was 14 by Trayvon Robinson.
Keeping Up With The Jones
Mycal Jones is 8-for-15 in his last four games raising his batting average from .194 to .264. He has four steals over that span as well.
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 51. That’s 18 more than the next closest team. Nine different players have multiple steals.
Patience Is A Virtue
In 21 Rob Kral has 18 walks good for third most in the Atlantic League
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