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Somerset Patriots (20-24, 62-52) @ York Revolution (26-19, 54-61)

Game #115 * Wednesday, August 23rd * 6:30 pm ET * PeoplesBank Park * York, Pennsylvania

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

Series at a Glance

Monday (6:30 pm) YRK def. SOM 11-2; 8-run 1st inning lifts YRK to victory; SOM bullpen covers 6.1 IP (1 ER)
Tuesday (6:30 pm) YRK def. SOM 7-0; SOM records one hit in rain-shortened game (7 innings); Gailey throws CG
Wednesday (6:30 pm) SOM [RHP] Will Oliver (5-4, 5.35 ERA) vs YRK [RHP] Steve Janas (4-5, 4.69 ERA)
Thursday (6:30 pm) SOM [RHP] Lucas Irvine (8-3, 3.76 ERA) vs YRK [LHP] Logan Williamson (5-8, 5.11 ERA)

Click here to view today’s complete game notes: GameNotes823

CONGRATS ARE IN ORDER: 15 Patriots have had their contracts purchased in 2017: 11 by MLB organizations. LHPs Jeremy Bleich, Logan Darnell (twice) & Aaron Laffey along w/ RHPs Tyler Cloyd, Ryan Kelly, Vin Mazzaro, Mitch Atkins, INF Tyler Bortnick & OFs Jerry Sands and Christian Marrero had theirs’ purchased this season. LHP Rick Teasley (Taiwan), INF Olmo Rosario (2X, 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 15 hits away from 1,000 over his professional career (all levels). The second-year Patriot currently leads the team in hits (94), at-bats (372), games (98) and ranks 2nd in RBI (49).

ABOVE AVERAGE: Justin Pacchioli ranks T-third in the Atlantic League in steals (33), sixth in OBP (.384), T-eighth in runs (57) and 12th in batting (.288). Added, he has hit safely in 16 of 25 games and a run scored in 13 of his last 26.

KEEP THE GOOD TIMES ROLLIN’: Kyle Roller has reached base in 17 of his last 21 games (hits in 12-of-21). Over that stretch, Roller has six home runs and 21 RBI. Despite just 67 games this year, he ranks T-fifth in the league in home runs (18), T-11th in RBI (58) and would lead the league in SLG (.590) if qualified.

IT’S A TRAPP: Justin Trapp has reached base in 12 of 14 games, including hits in 10-of-14. Over this stretch, Trapp is 17-for-45 (.378) with seven 2B, seven walks, 10 runs and 11 RBI. He has also reached base in 19 of his 24 starts.

TRUST THE FORCE, LUKE: RHP Lucas Irvine earned his team-leading eighth win of the year on 8/19. Six of his last eight starts have been quality starts, yielding two runs or less in seven of his last eight. He is 4-1 over this stretch with a 2.26 ERA (12 ER over 47.2 IP), lowering his ERA from 4.91 to 3.76.

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 13.0 innings in 12 total appearances, striking out 20 batters compared to just one walk.

E-XCELLENT STRETCH: LHP Efrain Nieves has tossed quality starts in six of his last seven, dating back to 7/19. Over this stretch, Nieves is 1-3 with a 2.53 ERA (12 ER in 42.2 IP) and 37 strikeouts, lowering his season ERA from 5.25 to 3.12.

ANTONINI SHINES: LHP Mike Antonini has impressed over his first five starts in Somerset, yielding just three runs over 23.0 IP (1.17 ERA). Additionally, he has allowed just five walks so far against 27 strikeouts, including a team-high 10 strikeouts August 13th and a no-hitter through six innings on August 19th.

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

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