Liberty Division Series: Game 1 Preview

Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots and the Long Island Ducks will square off in the Liberty Division Series beginning on Wednesday, September 20th. The five game series kicks off in Central Islip with a 6:35 pm game on Wednesday.
Liberty Division Schedule:
Game 1: Wednesday, September 20th at Long Island at 6:35 pm
Game 2: Thursday, September 21st at Long Island at 6:35 pm
Game 3: Friday September 22nd at TD Bank Ballpark at 7:05 pm- Post Game Fireworks Show!
Games 4 (If Necessary): Saturday, September 23rd at TD Bank Ballpark at 7:05 pm
Game 5 (If Necessary): Sunday, September 24th at TD Bank Ballpark at 5:05 pm
Pitching Probables:
Game 1: Patriots RHP Mark Hamburger (13-6, 3.56- 2017 Stats For St. Paul) vs. Ducks RHP John Brownell (10-5, 3.44)
Game 2: Patriots LHP Mike Antonini (2-1, 1.61) vs. Ducks RHP Matt Larkins (9-7, 3.69)
Game 3: Ducks LHP Jake Fisher (0-0, 2.76) vs. RHP Will Oliver (8-6, 4.78)
Games 4 Ducks RHP Jake Dunning (2-3, 3.64) vs. RHP Patrick Johnson (2-2, 4.76)
Game 5 TBD
Game 1 Preview:
2017 Series Head-To-Head: 9-11
1st Half Home: 4-2, Road: 2-5
2nd Half Home: 2-5, Road: 2-1
All-Time Series Head-To-Head: 172-173
All-Time Playoffs Head-To-Head: 7-8
All-Time Patriots vs. Ducks At Home: 89-81
All-Time Patriots vs. Ducks On Road: 83-92
Somerset Patriots Playoff History:
6 Atlantic League Championships:
2001, 2003, 2005, 2008, 2009, 2015
10 Division Championships:
1999, 2000, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2013, 2015
18 Half Championships:
1999, 2000 (2x), 2001 (2x), 2003, 2005, 2007, 2008, 2009 (2x), 2010, 2014 (2x), 2015 (2x), 2016, 2017
Wild Card: 2013
Playoff Records: 
Overall: 43-33
Division Series: 23-14
Championship Series: 21-19
Elimination Games: 11-7
Long Island Ducks Playoff History:
3 Atlantic League Championship:
2004, 2012, 2013
5 Division Championships:
2006, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2016
12 Half Championships:
2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2011 (2x), 2012, 2013, 2016, 2017
Wild Card: 2015
Playoff Records: 
Overall: 29-30
Division Series: 19-20
Championship Series: 10-10
Elimination Games: 11-8
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