June 9th Game Notes; Patriots @ Bees

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New Britain, CT – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (25-21) visit the New Britain Bees (23-21) for the final 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. Somerset is in salvage mode while New Britain is in sweep mode.gameday1

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Scott McGregor (3-4, 3.39 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Cole Johnson (4-3, 1.58 ERA) will toss for New Britain.

Playoff Picture

All three teams are tied in the loss column. After 46 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 1.0 back.

Noteworthy Numbers

When the Patriots score four runs or more they are 22-9. When the Patriots score three runs or fewer they are 3-12. When the Patriots do not commit an error they are 11-5. When the Patriots commit at least one error they are 14-16.

Start Me Up

Over the last seven games the starting pitchers are boasting a 2.47 ERA (14 runs in 51.1 innings).

Eggs Sunny Side Up

Aharon Eggleston is in the midst of a season-high 11 game hitting streak. That’s the third longest by a Patriots player this year.

Kid Kelly

He has one RBI in four of his last seven games. He has hit safely in six of his last seven contests.

Somerset Speedsters

Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 70. That’s 21 more than the next closest team. Scott Kelly leads the league with 20. 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. He leads the Atlantic League in walks this year (35) and has a career OBP of .388 in 13 years of professional baseball.

Going Down To Go Up

Trayvon Robinson is 15-for-43 (.349) with 3 HRs and 8 RBI since being dropped in the batting order to the sixth or seventh or eighth hole. This is all during the last 11 games.  He leads the team in home runs with six. He had three all of last year.

Patience Is A Virtue

The Patriots have drawn 14 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 “curtis17” so type curtis17 and click submit and you can earn free rewards points. You can win prizes throughout the season by amassing rewards points.

Follow Us

Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 6:35 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com. Download the free new Patriots App by searching Somerset Patriots in the App Store on your phone or tablet.

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