York, PA –Tonight the Somerset Patriots (20-14) visit the York Revolution (20-14) for the first game of a four game wrap around Memorial Day Weekend Series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. from PeoplesBank Park. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset has lost three in a row while York has won three in a row. The Patriots are 3-0 against the Revolution this year. Tonight marks the first game of a nonstop seven game road trip for the Somerset Patriots that will conclude in Southern Maryland.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Jeremy Horst (2-0, 2.72 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Tony Pena (3-0, 3.43 ERA) will toss for York.
Battling Through Adversity
After a record setting 13-0 start to usher in 2016, the Patriots are 7-14 in their last 21 games and have lost 9 of their last 12.
For the first time all season (span of 34 games) the Patriots are not in first place. The Ducks lead the Liberty Division by 0.5 games over the Patriots. The Patriots do indeed own the tiebreaker. The Ducks begin a series in Long Island against the New Britain Bees tonight. York is tied with Sugar Land atop the Freedom Division standings. Sugar Land begins a series in Lancaster tonight.
In his first 26 games Carlos Guzman only had one home run but he has now homered in two of his last three games
Keeping Up With The Jones
Mycal Jones is 13-for-25 (.520) during his season-high seven game hitting streak. He has five steals and four RBI over that span as well.
A Friend That’s A Foe
Michael Burgess was on Somerset’s 2015 Championship squad but now plays for the York Revolution. In seven games with York the lefty slugger is hitting .308 with 3 HRs and 10 RBI. Six of his eight hits have gone for extra bases. In 84 games with Somerset last year he hit .251 with 15 HRs and 59 RBI. In 7 playoff games Burgess hit .391 with 3 HRs and 7 RBI.
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 53. That’s 13 more than the next closest team. Nine different players have multiple steals. Scott Kelly leads the league with 15.
Lack Of Fundamentals
The Patriots have committed at least one error in 16 of their last 19 games. They have committed the second most errors in the Atlantic League with 34. Patriots are 9-2 when they don’t make an error.
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