Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (28-22) host the York Revolution (29-21) for the first game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Each team is in first place in their respective division with three weeks remaining in the first half. Somerset is 4-3 against York this year. This marks the first game of a six game homestand for the Patriots.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Darin Gorski (3-2, 4.37 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Kelvin De La Cruz (3-5, 5.15 ERA) will toss for York.
Last night Rob Kral belted his first home run of the season. It was his 30th start and 125th plate appearance
With 20 games remaining, the Patriots lead the Ducks by 0.5 games in the Liberty Division race. The Patriots do indeed own the tiebreaker. The New Britain Bees are 3.5 back. Somerset plays New Britain seven more times. Long Island plays New Britain three more times starting tonight for a series at Bethpage Ballpark. Meanwhile York leads both Lancaster and Sugar Land by 3.0 games.
LaHair Hammering Opposition
Bryan LaHair has six hits, five RBI and two home runs in his last three games. He leads the team in RBI with 26.
Start Me Up
Over the last 12 games the starting pitchers are boasting a 2.92 ERA (24 earned runs in 74.0 innings).
Time To Grind
From June 11th to July 9th the Somerset Patriots do not have an off day. They are playing 30 straight games to close the first half.
Extra Extra Reid All About It
Ryan Reid, in three appearances since signing, has thrown 3.1 scoreless innings. He was a former MLB relief pitcher with the Pittsburgh Pirates in 2013 and began year in Miami Marlins organization.
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 77. That’s 24 more than the next closest team. Scott Kelly leads the league with 21. Mycal Jones is second in league with 17.
Going Down To Go Up
Trayvon Robinson is 18-for-57 (.316) with 3 HRs and 10 RBI since being dropped in the batting order to the sixth or seventh or eighth hole. This is all during the last 14 games. He has six home runs this year when he had three all of last year.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn 20 more walks than the next closest team in the league
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