Central Islip, NY – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (5-4, 43-36) visit the Long Island Ducks (6-2, 46-32) for the final game of a three game weekend series featuring these Liberty Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. from Bethpage Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are in salvage mode while the Ducks are in sweep mode. Somerset is 7-5 against Long Island this year. The Patriots lead the all-time series 160-157. The Ducks won the first half Liberty Division Title.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Bryce Morrow (2-1, 3.60 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Bruce Kern (3-1, 2.27 ERA) will toss for Long Island. Kern was a 2016 Atlantic League All-Star.
The Patriots have only mustered three runs during their three game losing streak. They have fallen to third place in the second half standings.
Keeping Up With The Jones
The Patriots have 12 hits this series and Mycal Jones has 33% of them.
During Somerset’s last 11 games the bullpen has been impeccable. They have logged 44.2 innings and yielded only six runs which is good for a 1.22 ERA. They’ve struck out 44, walked 3 and allowed 25 hits.
Eric Farris has tallied 27 hits in his last 14 games (27 for his last 57 so .474 BA). He has eight multi-hit games over that span. He has raised his batting average from .256 to .298. He has hit safely in 12 of the 14 contests
Jon Hunton is 13-for-13 in his last 13 save opportunities
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 114. That’s 32 more than the next closest team. Mycal Jones is tied for the league lead with 27. Scott Kelly is third in the league with 25. Eric Farris is sixth in the league with 20.
I Wanna Be Like Mike
In his last 13 appearances Mike Thomas has logged 13.0 innings, yielded 0 runs, struck out 11 and walked one batter
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn 29 more walks than the next closest team in the league
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