Bridgewater, NJ –Tonight the Somerset Patriots (20-12) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (18-14) for the middle 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 4-0 against the Patriots this year. 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
Lefty Matt Bywater (0-1, 6.13 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Aaron Thompson (1-0, 3.24 ERA) will toss for Long Island.
The Patriots began the year 11-1 at home but since are 1-5 at the Jewel of the Atlantic League
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 15 of their last 17 games. They have committed the second most errors in the Atlantic League with 33. Patriots are 9-1 when they don’t make an error.
Keeping Up With The Jones
Mycal Jones is 10-for-19 during his modest five game hitting streak. He has four steals over that span as well.
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 51. That’s 14 more than the next closest team. Nine different players have multiple steals. Scott Kelly leads the league with 15.
Patience Is A Virtue
In 22 games Rob Kral has 18 walks good for third most in the Atlantic League
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