Somerset Patriots (10-5) @ York Revolution (8-7)
Game #16 * Tuesday, May 15 * 6:30 pm * PeoplesBank Park * York, Pennsylvania
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Series at a Glance:
Tuesday (6:30 pm) SOM [LHP] Duane Below (0-1, 9.00 ERA) vs YRK [RHP] Mitch Atkins (0-1, 7.90 ERA)
Wednesday (6:30 pm) SOM [RHP] Kyle Davies (0-0, 0.00 ERA) vs YRK [RHP] Zac Grotz (0-0, 0.90 ERA)
Wednesday (Game 2) SOM [RHP] Cory Riordan (1-0, 3.56 ERA) vs YRK [RHP] Dominic Severino (1-1, 2.81 ERA)
Click here to view today’s complete game note: GAME NOTES 5.15.18
TOPS IN THE LEAGUE: An Atlantic League-best 17 Patriots had their contracts’ purchased during the 2017 season. Somerset ranks second in the league in this department this year, with two contracts already purchased in 2018 (Scott Copeland, New York Mets and Brett Oberholtzer, Colorado Rockies).
RED-HOT A-ROD: Alfredo Rodriguez has been on a tear over his last ten games, batting .405 with 15 hits, 3 RBI, 6 runs scored, and a .476 OBP. It’s mirrored his production for the entire season thus far, as he sits 5th in the league in OBP (.483).
BORBON STREET: Julio Borbon continues to spray the gaps and show off the speed, as the 5-year Major Leaguer is tied for 3rd in the Atlantic League in doubles (6) and is T-2nd in extra-base hits (9).
IT’S A WALK OFF!: Somerset enjoyed four walk-off wins over its first six games of the year. The Patriots had three walk-off wins in first six games last year.
NUMBAH ONE: Mike Fransoso’s Patriots tenure has gotten off to a strong start. The UMaine grad has made starts in both infield & outfield and leads team in batting (.410) – good for 4th in league –, runs (14) and is 2nd in stolen bases (4).
CLOSE GAME MAGIC: Seven of Somerset’s first ten wins have come by just one run. They are 7-1 in one-run games this season and were 20-21 last year.
DUDLEY DO-RIGHT: Aaron Dudley has a twelve-game on-base streak to begin the year, and is 2nd on the team in batting (.381). The first-year Patriot hit over .300 with at least 10 home runs and 60 RBI in each of the last four seasons with the Normal Cornbelters (Frontier).
FIRST PLACE BEST PLACE: Somerset has held at least a share of first place for every day so far this season. The Patriots were in held at least a share of first place for 72 straight-days in the first half last year, with only three days tied.
IT’S A TRAPP: Justin Trapp went 4-for-7 last series vs. Lancaster with a pair of doubles, 2 stolen bases, and an RBI. He currently leads the team in RBI (10) and has reached base safely in 12 of the 13 games in which he has played this year.
WELCOME, DAVIES: The Patriots announced the signing of eight-year Major Leaguer Kyle Davies on Monday, 5/7. Davies has 43 wins and 547 strikeouts over 770.1 innings his MLB career with the Braves, Royals and Yankees. He pitched 1 inning on Friday night before being pulled after 2 lengthy rain delays. He is scheduled to start again in Game 1 tomorrow night.
HEADED TO TITLETOWN: The Patriots will take on the defending Atlantic League Champions to start the week when they travel to the York Revolution for a 3-game set. York won the season series last year 12-7, winning 3 of the 6 games that were decided by just 1 run. The Patriots were outscored 89-63 by the Revs in 2017.
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