York, PA – Happy Memorial Day! Tonight the Somerset Patriots (21-16) visit the York Revolution (22-15) for the final game of a four game wrap around Memorial Day Weekend Series. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. from PeoplesBank Park. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 4-2 against the Revolution this year and lead the all-time series 93-89. The teams have combined to slug nine home runs within the first three games of the series.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Shaun Garceau (1-2, 5.19 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Matt Neil (1-0, 5.21 ERA) will toss for York.
Meet The Newest Patriot
Shaun Garceau is hoping a change of scenery can change his fortune. He was released by Southern Maryland after six appearances and latched on to Somerset after Matt Bywater was ineffective. Garceau is in his sixth straight year in the Atlantic League having also pitched for York, Long Island and Southern Maryland. He has won two titles in this league (York 2011/Long Island 2013). He was a 2014 Atlantic League All-Star. That year he won 14 games.
Battling Through Adversity
After a record setting 13-0 start to usher in 2016, the Patriots are 8-16 in their last 24 games and have lost 11 of their last 15.
After 37 games the Ducks lead the Patriots by 1.0 game in the Liberty Division race. The Patriots do indeed own the tiebreaker. New Britain is 4.0 games back. York is 1.0 game ahead of Sugar Land atop the Freedom Division standings.
Keeping Up With The Jones
Mycal Jones is 18-for-39 (.462) during his last 10 games. He has seven steals and six RBI over that span as well. Today he celebrates his 29th Birthday!
Keep The Ball Down
Patriots’ pitchers have surrendered 11 home runs in the last six games. Patriots pitchers have surrendered seven first inning runs in the last six games.
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 57. That’s 17 more than the next closest team. Nine different players have multiple steals. Scott Kelly leads the league with 16. The team has only been caught 10 times all year.
Lack Of Fundamentals
The Patriots have committed at least one error in 19 of their last 22 games. They have committed the most errors in the Atlantic League with 38. Patriots are 9-2 when they don’t make an error.
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