Waldorf, MD – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (1-0, 39-32) invade Crustacean Nation and visit the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (0-1, 26-44) for the middle game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. form Regency Furniture Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 9-2 against Southern Maryland this year. Somerset won the series opener last night 3-1 in a contest that featured 122 minutes worth of rain delays and fireworks delays.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Mickey Storey (1-5, 6.28 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Daryl Thompson (2-5, 5.46 ERA) will toss for Southern Maryland.
Owning Crustacean Nation
In the Brett Jodie Era the Patriots are 49-19 against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (.721 winning percentage)
Making Them Count
Of David Vidal’s last 9 hits, 7 are for extra bases.
Eric Farris has tallied 16 hits during his six game hitting streak (16 for his last 27 so .593 BA). He has five multi-hit games over that span.
Jon Hunton is 10-for-10 in his last nine save opportunities
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston leads the team in batting average at .311 which is good for 4th best in league
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 103. That’s 31 more than the next closest team. Scott Kelly leads and Mycal Jones are tied for second in the league with 24.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn 39 more walks than the next closest team in the league
Extra Extra Reid All About It
In 12 appearances as a Patriot, Ryan Reid has yielded zero earned runs (12.1 innings). He is 14 months removed from Tommy John surgery.
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