York, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (29-25, 67-57) visit the York Revolution (29-23, 69-53) for the first game of a three game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. from PeoplesBank Park. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. York on the First Half Freedom Division Title. Somerset is 10-7 against York in 2013 but just 2-5 in Pennsylvania after finished 8-2 in New Jersey against them. Both teams had long travel nights as Somerset drove Maryland after their Thursday night game while York drove from Connecticut after their Thursday night game.
There are 16 games to go in the season. Somerset is up 1.5 games on Bridgeport in the Liberty Division race while New Britain is 3.0 games back and Long Island is 4.5 games back. The Skeeters lead the Revs by 1.0 game in the Freedom race.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Nik Turley (3-1, 3.30 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Frank Gailey (5-3, 3.17 ERA) will toss for York
Kyle Roller has homered in four of his last six games
The Patriots offense has mustered at least five runs in each of their last five games. Somerset has scored the most runs in the Atlantic League.
RU Ready For Domination
Vinny Zarrillo has six multi-hit games in his last ten contests
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn 75 more walks than the next closest team in the league
Eric Farris has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games
LaHair Hammering Competition
Bryan LaHair is second in the Atlantic League in RBI with 78. He bats .340 with RISP and .375 with two outs and RISP.
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston has hit safely in 31 of his last 34 games. During the last 17 games he is batting .387. He boasts the second best batting average in the Atlantic League at .321
David Vidal is tied for the Atlantic League lead in home runs with 21. That’s also a career-high.
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 153. That’s 18 more than the next closest team. Scott Kelly is third in the league with 35. Eric Farris is sixth in the league with 25
Jim Miller, the former big leaguer with the Yankees, Orioles, Rockies and A’s, has yet to allow an earned run in 20 relief appearances (19.0 innings). He has 20 Ks and 1 BBs
Kyler Newby had a 4.46 ERA last year but this year his ERA is 2.17
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