Liberty Division Series: Game 3 Preview

Bridgewater, NJ- The Somerset Patriots and the Long Island Ducks square off in the Liberty Division Series.
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SERIES TIED: 1-1
Liberty Division Schedule:
Game 1: PATRIOTS 7 Ducks 1. Mark Hamburger goes 7 innings and strikes out 7 for the win. Click For Recap!
Game 2: Patriots 1 DUCKS 4. Alex Burg homered and Matt Larkins got the win to even up the series. Click For Recap!
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 3 Preview:

 

Game 2 Recap:
The Ducks took an early 1-0 lead in the bottom of the first inning on an RBI single by Lew Ford.
Long Island put up two runs in the bottom of the fourth inning on a wild pitch followed by an RBI single by Elmer Reyes that made the score 3-0.

 

Game 1 Recap:
Mark Hamburger (1-0) pitched seven strong innings, allowing just one run on eight hits and seven strikeouts on 118 pitches.
“We sat outside and tried to nibble away at the corners. We also didn’t go away from going right at them” said Hamburger. “[Starting catcher Yovan Gonzalez] just gave me really good signs and we just flowed well together.”

2017 Regular Season 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: 8-9
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: 44-34
Division Series: 24-15
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: 30-31
Division Series: 20-21
Championship Series: 10-10
Elimination Games: 11-8
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