Today’s Game Preview: Wednesday, June 13th

Today’s Game:

Somerset Patriots (24-16) vs. York Revolution (19-19)
Games #41 & #42 * Wednesday, June 13 * 5:05 pm & 7:35 pm * TD Bank Ballpark * Bridgewater, NJ
On The Air: 1450 WCTC; WCTCam.com; Twitter: @SOMPatriots @MarcSchwartz26 @8oyle
Series at a Glance:
Tuesday (7:05 pm) SOM def. YRK 2-1; Rick Teasley 6 IP, 0 ER; Weisenburger go-ahead SAC fly in 6th; Kelly 7th SV
Wednesday (5:05 pm) SOM [RHP] Kyle Davies (0-2, 5.06 ERA) vs YRK [RHP] Dominic Severino (2-3, 5.49 ERA
Wednesday (7:35 pm) SOM [LHP] Duane Below (1-2, 3.97 ERA) vs YRK [LHP] Logan Williamson (0-0, 0.00 ERA)
Thursday (7:05 pm) SOM [RHP] David Kubiak (2-0, 1.05 ERA) vs YRK [RHP] Mitch Atkins (1-3, 6.28 ERA)
Click here to view today’s complete game note: GAME NOTES 6.13.18

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.
EASY BEING TEASLEY: LHP Rick Teasley returned from a two-week stretch on the inactive list on May 24th. Since his return, he has allowed just three earned runs over 20.2 IP in four starts, good for a 1.31 ERA and 19 strikeouts.
RIORDAN ROARIN’: RHP Cory Riordan set a Patriots season-high with 10 strikeouts in Sunday’s game in New Britain. He currently leads the league in IP (50.0), tied for third in SO (36), fifth in BB/9 (1.44) and is seventh in ERA (3.06).
NO RELATION TO ROGER: Danny Dorn has an RBI in seven of his last nine games and is currently on a 10-game hit streak. He is 14-for-36 (.388) with a home run and 14 RBI and has raised his AVG from .225 to .280 over this stretch.
SASSY MASSEY: IF Craig Massey has reached base safely in 14-straight games and 15 of his last 16, having raised his OBP from .286 to .478 in the process. He is 22-for-54 (.407) from the plate with five steals, 10 RBI, 15 runs and 13 walks over this stretch. He has gotten on base at least two times in 10 of his last 13 games and has reached base in 35 of his last 67 plate appearances (.522 OBP) over his last 16 games. He is currently 18 PA shy of qualifying for league leaders.
ME AND JULIO: OF Julio Borbon has reached base safely in 13-straight games and is 23-for-70 (.329) with eight RBI, eight SB and 14 runs over his last 17 games. He’s hit safely in 21 of his last 25 games, leads the league in doubles (14), is tied for second in XBH (18), and ranks ninth in SLG (.472).
NUMBAH ONE: Mike Fransoso has reached base safely in 14 of his last 16 games. He currently leads the league in OBP (.442) and ranks sixth in AVG (.327).
NO-GAN KENSING: RHP Logan Kensing has tossed seven-straight scoreless relief appearances, lowering his ERA from 2.77 to 1.77. He has struck out nine batters against one walk over the 7.1 IP. Kensing has allowed four runs this season and has 22 strikeouts against four walks over his 20.1 innings of work.
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.
TRAPP TRAPP TRAPP: Justin Trapp has reached base in 10 of his last 11 games over which he is batting .341 (15-for-44) with two steals, five walks, six RBI and eight runs. His AVG has risen from .242 to .274 in the process.
WELCOMING THE CHAMPS: The Patriots host the defending Atlantic League Champions York Revolution to start the week. York won the season series last year 12-7. The Patriots were outscored 89-63 by the Revs in 2017. Somerset has won both meetings between the two teams so far, outscoring the Revs 8-3.
MyRewards Code: Enter Fransoso 18 into the Patriots mobile app to earn MyRewards points!
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