Today’s Game Preview: Sunday, August 13th

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Somerset Patriots (17-17, 59-45) vs. Lancaster Barnstormers (22-14, 60-45)

Game #105 * Sunday, August 13th * 2:00 pm ET * Clipper Magazine Stadium * Lancaster, Pennsylvania

On The Air: WCTC-AM 1450; WCTCam.com Twitter: @SOMPatriots @MarcSchwartz26 @ChrisDrabik

Series at a Glance

Thursday (6:30 pm) SOM def. LAN 9-3; 4-run 1st and 2nd innings set the tone for offensive breakout; Nieves quality start
Friday (6:30 pm) SOM def. LAN 8-2; Six runs over first three innings lead way; Oliver allows one run over eight innings
Saturday (6:30 pm) LAN def. SOM 10-6; Three-run third and fourth innings for LAN; Patriots strand season-high 14
Sunday (2:00 pm) SOM [LHP] Mike Antonini (0-0, 0.75 ERA) vs LAN [RHP] Joe Gardner (0-1, 11.00 ERA)

Click here to view today’s complete game notes: GameNotes813good

PROMOTION-A-PALOOZA: 2017 has featured three different Patriots earning a promotion to MLB clubs, tying a franchise record (‘08): OF Chris Marrero (SFG), RHP Tyler Cloyd (SEA) & LHP Nik Turley (MIN). Marrero played in 37 games here in 2015, Turley appeared in 10 games (8 GS) in 2016 & Cloyd made three starts in 2017, earning his call-up just 27 days after his last Somerset appearance. There has been a record 19 Patriots to reach the majors after playing in Somerset.

CONGRATS ARE IN ORDER: 14 Patriots have had their contracts purchased in 2017: 10 by MLB organizations. LHPs Jeremy Bleich, Logan Darnell (twice) & Aaron Laffey along w/ RHPs Tyler Cloyd, Ryan Kelly, Vin Mazzaro, Mitch Atkins, OF Jerry Sands & INF Tyler Bortnick had their contracts’ purchased this season. LHP Rick Teasley (Taiwan), INF Olmo Rosario (twice, Mexico) and RHP Scott McGregor (Taiwan) also had their contracts’ purchased earlier this season.

MERRY CLINCH-MAS: Having won the first half Liberty Division Championship, the Somerset Patriots have clinched a playoff berth and have now won an Atlantic League-record 18 half championships, including eight first-half championships.

COUNTDOWN TO 1,000: Carlos Guzman is currently just 22 hits away from 1,000 over his professional career (all levels). The second-year Patriot currently leads the team in hits (87), at-bats (339), games (89) and ranks 2nd in RBI (43).

ABOVE AVERAGE: Justin Pacchioli ranks third in the Atlantic League in steals (31), fifth in OBP (.388), sixth in runs (55) and 10th in batting (.295). Additionally, he has hit safely in 13 of 18 games and a run scored in 11 of his last 19.

KEEP THE GOOD TIMES ROLLIN’: Kyle Roller has reached base in 10 of his last 13 games (hits in 9-of-13). Over that stretch, Roller has five home runs and 17 RBI. Despite just 61 games this year, he is tied for fifth in the league in home runs (17), 9th in RBI (54) and would lead the league in SLG (.598) if qualified.

IT’S A TRAPP: Justin Trapp has reached base in five-straight games, including hits in 4-of-5. Over this stretch, Trapp is 8-for-19 (.421) with four BB, four 2B, five RBI and seven runs. He has also reached base in 12 of his 15 starts this year.

WELCOME HOME-O: Olmo Rosario has rejoined the Patriots for his third stint with the team this year. He went 2-for-4 with a run scored in his 8/12 return.

ALL ANTOL-IN: RHP Dustin Antolin has yet to give up an earned run since joining the Patriots. The former Toronto Blue Jay has spanned 8.1 innings in seven total appearances, striking out 13 batters without surrendering a walk.

MAJOR LEAGUE BULLPEN: With the Keith Hessler signing, Somerset now has five relievers (Achter, Antolin, Below and Molleken) with service at the Major League level. Additionally, four of them (Achter, Antolin, Hessler and Molleken) appeared in the Majors during the 2016 season.

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TOP 20: All season long, the Somerset Patriots will be unveiling their Top 20 players in franchise history. OF Ryan Radmanovich was just named the sixth greatest Patriot of all time. Follow along all season to find out who will join him!

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