Somerset Patriots (23-15) @ New Britain Bees (16-24)
Game #39 * Sunday, June 10 * 1:35 pm * New Britain Stadium * New Britain, CT
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Series at a Glance:
Thursday (6:35 pm) NB def. SOM 5-3; Patriots rally from 3-0 down but Bees strike late; Massey w/ another 3-hit game
Friday (6:35 pm) SOM def. NB 12-5; Kubiak 7 IP, 2 H, 0 R, 1 BB, 8 K; Eight different Patriots record an RBI
Saturday (6:35 pm) NB def. SOM 5-4; Weisenburger 3 RBI; Somerset rallied twice to tie; Galvez walk-off RBI single
Sunday (1:35 pm) SOM [RHP] Cory Riordan (3-1, 3.32 ERA) vs NB [RHP] Mark Hamburger (3-3, 4.27 ERA)
Click here to view today’s complete game note: GAME NOTES 6.10.18
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.
ME AND JULIO: OF Julio Borbon has reached base safely in 11-straight games and is 21-for-63 (.333) with seven RBI, seven SB and 13 runs over his last 15 games. He’s hit safely in 20 of his last 23 games, leads the league in doubles (14), is tied for the league lead in XBH (18), and ranks eighth in SLG (.482).
NUMBAH ONE: Mike Fransoso has reached base safely in 14 of his last 15 games. He currently leads the league in OBP (.456) and ranks sixth in AVG (.340).
NO-GAN KENSING: RHP Logan Kensing has tossed six-straight scoreless relief appearances, lowering his ERA from 2.77 to 1.86. He has struck out eight batters against one walk over these 6.1 IP. Kensing has allowed just four runs this season and has struck out 21 batters against four walks over his 19.1 innings of work.
SASSY MASSEY: IF Craig Massey has reached base safely in 12 straight games and 13 of his last 14, having raised his OBP from .286 to .476 in the process. He is 19-for-47 (.404) from the plate with five steals, 10 RBI, 14 runs and 13 walks over this stretch. He has gotten on base at least two times in nine of his last 11 games and has reached base in 31 of his last 59 plate appearances (.525 OBP) over his last 14 games. He is currently 21 PA shy of qualifying for league leaders.
K IS FOR KUBIAK: RHP David Kubiak turned in another dominant performance Friday night. He tossed seven shutout, two-hit innings with eight strikeouts and faced one batter over the minimum. He has carries a 1.05 ERA and has allowed just three walks and nine hits with 18 strikeouts in his first 17.0 innings pitched.
NO RELATION TO ROGER: Danny Dorn has an RBI in six of his last seven games and is currently on an eight-game hit streak. He is 10-for-28 (.357) with a home run and 11 RBI and has raised his AVG from .225 to .263 over this stretch.
TRAPP TRAPP TRAPP: Justin Trapp has reached base in nine of his last 10 games over which he is batting .341 (14-for-41) with two steals, four walks, six RBI and eight runs. His AVG has risen from .242 to .273 in the process.
WALK HARD: Somerset drew four more walks in Saturday night’s game in New Britain and now rank second in the league in bases on balls (147). Additionally, the Patriots pitching staff has yielded a league-low 95 free passes so far this year.
GOOD GOLLY MOLLY: Dustin Molleken has now gone seven consecutive appearances without allowing an earned run, lowering his ERA from 4.77 to 2.19. During that stretch, he has thrown 7.1 IP, with seven strikeouts to just two walks, and picking up his first save of the season in the process.
ALL TOGETHER NOW: Eight different Patriots batters recorded an RBI Friday night. It marked the most players to record an RBI in a game for Somerset this season and at one point provided their largest lead of the year (12-0 in the 9th).
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