Waldorf, MD – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (22-17) visit the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (13-25) for the middle game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Regency Furniture Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 4-1 against the Blue Crabs this year. In the Brett Jodie Era the Patriots are 44-18 (.710 winning percentage) against Crustacean Nation.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Jeremy Horst (2-1, 3.66 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Brian Burres (3-2, 3.00 ERA) will toss for Southern Maryland.
Last night Brad Snyder tied a franchise record for most doubles in a single game with three. He went 4-for-5 with 2 RBI. He has homered in back-to-back games. He leads the team in home runs with five.
Battling Through Adversity
After a record setting 13-0 start to usher in 2016, the Patriots are 9-17 in their last 26 games and have lost 12 of their last 17. They have dropped three straight series.
After 39 games the Ducks lead the Patriots by 0.5 games in the Liberty Division race. The Patriots do indeed own the tiebreaker.
Keeping Up With The Jones
After hitting .179 in April, Mycal Jones is hitting .320 in May.
Eric Farris has hit safely in 17 of his last 19 games
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn 24 more walks than the next closest team in the league
In his first 26 games Carlos Guzman only hit 1 HR, but he has 3 HRs in his last 8 games
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 58. That’s 15 more than the next closest team. Nine different players have multiple steals. Scott Kelly leads the league with 16. Mycal Jones is second in league with 13. The team has only been caught 10 times all year.
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