York, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (30-25, 68-57) visit the York Revolution (29-24, 69-54) for the middle 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 11-7 against York in 2016 and lead the all-time series 100-94. Somerset took the series opener in dominant fashion with a 5-0 win. Southpaw Nik Turley struck out a season-high 12 batters.
There are 15 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. Skeeters lead the Revs by 1.0 game in the Freedom race.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Donovan Hand (4-6, 5.31 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow right hander James Simmons (9-8, 4.38 ERA) will toss for York
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston has reached base safely in 37 straight games. A streak that began on July 20th. It’s the longest streak in the Atlantic League this year
The Patriots offense has mustered at least five runs in each of their last six 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 74 more walks than the next closest team in the league
Eric Farris has hit safely in 13 of his last 14 games
LaHair Hammering Competition
Bryan LaHair is second in the Atlantic League in RBI with 79. He bats .345 with RISP and .375 with two outs and RISP.
David Vidal is tied for the Atlantic League lead in home runs with 22. 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 21 relief appearances (20.0 innings). He has 20 Ks and 1 BBs.
Kyler Newby had a 4.46 ERA last year but this year his ERA is 2.12
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