June 8th Game Notes; Patriots @ Bees

New Britain, CT – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (25-20) visit the New Britain Bees (22-21) for the middle game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from New Britain Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first all-time series between Somerset and New Britain. They will face each other 10 times the final 26 games of the first half. Last night the Bees won the inaugural meeting 5-3.  gameday1

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Darin Gorski (3-2, 4.77 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Brian Dupra (4-0, 1.60 ERA) will toss for New Britain.

Playoff Picture

After 45 games the Patriots lead the Ducks by 0.5 games in the Liberty Division race. The Patriots do indeed own the tiebreaker. Long Island is at York tonight. The New Britain Bees are 2.0 back.

Noteworthy Numbers

When the Patriots score four runs or more they are 22-8. When the Patriots score three runs or fewer they are 3-12. When the Patriots do not commit an error they are 11-4. When the Patriots commit at least one error they are 14-16.

Winning Ways

After losing three straight series the Patriots have won back-to-back series

Start Me Up

Over the last seven games the starting pitchers are boasting a 2.59 ERA (13 runs in 45.1 innings).

Eggs Sunny Side Up

Aharon Eggleston is in the midst of a season-high 10 game hitting streak

Kid Kelly

Scott Kelly boasts a modest six game hitting streak. He has one RBI in four of his last six games.

Somerset Speedsters

Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 67. That’s 18 more than the next closest team. Scott Kelly leads the league with 19. Mycal Jones is second in league with 15.

Emotional Return

James Skelton, a catcher for Somerset in 2013 and 2015, is on New Britain this year. Skelton was an All-Star for the Patriots last year as he helped the Somerset Patriots end their six year title drought.

Going Down To Go Up

Trayvon Robinson is 13-for-39 (.333) 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 10 games.

Patience Is A Virtue

The Patriots have drawn 15 more walks than the next closest team in the league

My Rewards Code

Download the Somerset Patriots App in the App Store on your mobile device or tablet. In the top left corner go to the drop down menu then select My Rewards. Today’s Game Notes secret code is “neal24” so type neal24 and click submit and you can earn free rewards points. You can win prizes throughout the season by amassing rewards points.

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