Somerset Patriots (11-5) @ York Revolution (6-9)
Game #17 * Sunday, May 7 * 7:05 pm * TD Bank Ballpark * Bridgewater, New Jersey
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Series at a Glance
Friday (7:05) YRK defeats SOM 5-2 (10 innings); Three-run 10th inning for York provides difference in extra innings
Saturday (7:05) SOM defeats YRK 3-2; Trailed 2-0 and no-hit through 6; late rally & Yovan Gonzalez 9th inning walk-off
Sunday (1:05) SOM [LHP] Logan Darnell (1-1, 6.00 ERA) vs. YRK [LHP] Logan Williamson (0-0, 2.45 ERA)
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PLATINUM ANNIVERSARY: 2017 is Somerset’s 20th season as a franchise, an achievement that will be celebrated all season long. Having already won an Atlantic League-record six championships, the Patriots look looking to make it seven league titles in their 20th season of action.
MAJOR EXPERIENCE: This year’s version of the Somerset Patriots features a whopping 11 players who have spent time on an MLB roster, as well as nine additional players who have service at the Triple-A level.
CONGRATS ARE IN ORDER: On Saturday, April 29th, left-handed pitcher Jeremy Bleich’s contract was purchased by the Los Angeles Dodgers organization. He is reporting directly to Triple-A Oklahoma City. He is the first Somerset Patriot to have his contract purchased by a Major League organization this year.
YO GONZA GONZA: Second-year Patriot Yovan Gonzalez has reached base safely in all 11 games he has played this season, including his current team-high seven-game hit streak. Gonzalez currently ranks eighth in the league in batting (.333), has two game-winning base hits and Patriots pitchers have a combined 2.18 ERA when pitching to him.
WALK THIS WAY: Through the first 16 games of the season, Somerset leads in the Atlantic League in walks as a team (65). Equally impressive, the Patriots have also struck out the least amount of times in the league (94). Bryan LaHair has drawn a walk in five of his last six games and 10 of his 14 games of the year. He leads the league in walks (13).
DRAMA IN JERSEY: Four of the first nine home games for the Somerset Patriots this season have gone into extra innings. Additionally, another game (5/6 vs. York) was decided in the bottom of the ninth. Somerset has five wins in its last at-bat this year, including four walk-off wins at home.
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KYLER ON FYLER : Fourth-year Patriots reliever Kyler Newby has gotten off to a lights-out start to begin the season, tossing 6.1 scoreless innings in his first seven appearances. Additionally, Newby has not allowed a hit yet this year, yielded just one walk and has one of two saves for the team. He is one of three pitchers on the team yet to allow an earned run (Duane Below, Ronnie Shaban).
START ‘EM UP: Four of the five pitchers in the Somerset Patriots starting rotation have had service at the Major League level (Darnell, Atkins, Laffey and Cloyd). Lucas Irvine finished sixth in the Atlantic League in 2015 in ERA (3.41)
TOP 20: All season long, the Somerset Patriots will be unveiling their Top 20 players in franchise history. Five-year RHP Casey Cahill was just named the 18th greatest Patriot of all time. Follow along all season to find out who will join him!