Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (24-18) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (14-27) for the middle game of a three game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. There will be a video of the broadcast online via SPN.TV. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 3-2 against the Bluefish this year. This is a rare home series for Somerset as they are in the midst of playing 13 of 16 on the road.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Shaun Garceau (1-2, 5.81 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Blake Beaven (1-0, 8.31 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport.
After 42 games the Patriots lead the Ducks by 1.5 games in the Liberty Division race. The Patriots do indeed own the tiebreaker. The New Britain Bees are 3.5 back.
Start Me Up
The Patriots have won three of their last four games. Over that span the starting pitchers are boasting a 2.50 ERA. 7 runs in 25.2 innings.
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston is in the midst of a season-high 9 game hitting streak
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 62. That’s 18 more than the next closest team. Scott Kelly leads the league with 16. Mycal Jones is second in league with 15. The team has only been caught 12 times all year. Through 42 games last year Somerset only had 39 steals.
Switching Things Up
After struggling hitting right handed, Matt Fields will be a switch hitter for the first time since 2011.
Going Down To Go Up
Trayvon Robinson is 10-for-31 (.323) with 2 HRs and 4 RBI since being dropped in the batting order to the sixth or seventh or eighth hole. This is all during the last eight games.
Keeping Up With The Jones
After hitting .179 in April, Mycal Jones hit .320 in May. He has hit safely in 13 of his last 15 games and raised his batting average 101 points over that span.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn 18 more walks than the next closest team in the league
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