York, PA –Tonight the Somerset Patriots (20-15) visit the York Revolution (21-14) for the second 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 four in a row while York has won four in a row. The Patriots are 3-1 against the Revolution this year and lead the all-time series 92-88. Last night the teams combined for six home runs but York outlasted Somerset 7-5.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Darin Gorski (2-1, 4.73 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Kelvin De La Cruz (3-3, 3.00 ERA) will toss for York.
Battling Through Adversity
After a record setting 13-0 start to usher in 2016, the Patriots are 7-15 in their last 22 games and have lost 10 of their last 13.
For the second time all season 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 1.0 game ahead of Sugar Land atop the Freedom Division standings. Sugar Land plays at Lancaster tonight.
Keeping Up With The Jones
Mycal Jones is 15-for-30 (.500) during his season-high eight game hitting streak. He has five steals and five RBI over that span as well.
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Last year Aharon Eggleston hit five home runs all year. A quarter of the way through the season he has four which leads the team.
Keep The Ball Down
Patriots’ pitchers have surrendered nine home runs in the last four games
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 54. That’s 14 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 17 of their last 20 games. They have committed the most errors in the Atlantic League with 36 along with York. Patriots are 9-2 when they don’t make an error.
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