Waldorf, MD – Today the Somerset Patriots (23-17) visit the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (13-25) for the final game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. from Regency Furniture Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 5-1 against the Blue Crabs this year. In the Brett Jodie Era the Patriots are 45-18 (.714 winning percentage) against Crustacean Nation. This marks the final game of a nonstop seven game road trip for Somerset.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Darin Gorski (3-1, 5.30 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Daryl Thompson (0-3, 8.71 ERA) will toss for Southern Maryland.
After 40 games the Patriots lead the Ducks by 0.5 games in the Liberty Division race. The Patriots do indeed own the tiebreaker.
Back On Track
The Patriots had dropped three straight series prior to clinching this one
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 60. That’s 17 more than the next closest team. Scott Kelly leads the league with 16. Mycal Jones is second in league with 14. The team has only been caught 10 times all year. Through 40 games last year Somerset only had 34 steals.
In his last five games Brad Snyder has six RBI and six extra base hits.
Going Down To Go Up
Trayvon Robinson is 9-for-24 (.375) with 2 HRs and 4 RBI since being dropped in the batting order to the seventh or eighth hole. This is all during the last six games.
Keeping Up With The Jones
After hitting .179 in April, Mycal Jones hit .320 in May. He has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games and raised his batting average 98 points over that span.
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
My Rewards Code
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