Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (35-27) visit the Sugar Land Skeeters (32-30) for the final game of a four game weekend series. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. eastern time from Constellation Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are just 1-8 against the Skeeters this season. They’ve scored three runs or fewer in each of the nine contests. Last night in the doubleheader the teams played 17 innings, combined to use 13 pitchers and played 5 hours and 44 minutes worth of baseball.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Shaun Garceau (2-3, 5.52 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Sean Gallagher (6-4, 3.30 ERA) will toss for Sugar Land.
With 8 games remaining, the Patriots lead the Ducks by 1.0 game in the Liberty Division race. Somerset’s lead was as many as 6.0 games. The Patriots do indeed own the tiebreaker. The Ducks are visiting the Bluefish for an afternoon contest. Both teams end the first half with seven game homestands. Patriots play 4 with Bees, 3 with Bluefish. Ducks play 4 with York, 3 with Sugar Land.
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston is 4-for-8 in the series and has reached base in 7 of his 11 plate appearances
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.
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 85. That’s 24 more than the next closest team. Scott Kelly leads the league with 23. Mycal Jones is tied for third in league with 19.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn 35 more walks than the next closest team in the league
Extra Extra Reid All About It
In eight appearances as a Patriot, Ryan Reid has yielded zero earned runs (8.1 innings). He is 13 months removed from Tommy John surgery.
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