Today’s Game Preview: Monday, June 18th

Today’s Game:

Somerset Patriots (27-19) @ Lancaster Barnstormers (30-15)
Game #47 * Monday, June 18 * 7:00 pm * Clipper Magazine Stadium * Lancaster, PA
On The Air: 1450 WCTC; WCTCam.com Twitter: @SOMPatriots @MarcSchwartz26 @8oyle
Series at a Glance:
Monday (7:00 pm) SOM [RHP] Kyle Davies (0-3, 4.90 ERA) @ LAN [LHP] Nate Reed (5-1, 3.08 ERA)
Tuesday (7:00 pm) SOM [LHP] Duane Below (2-2, 3.68 ERA) @ LAN [RHP] Steve Johnson (3-1, 3.40 ERA)
Wednesday (7:00 pm) SOM [RHP] David Kubiak (2-0, 1.58 ERA) @ LAN [LHP] Tommy Shirley (3-1, 6.02 ERA)
Click here to view today’s complete game note: GAME NOTES 6.18.18

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.
MOST FANS, BEST FANS: TD Bank Ballpark welcomed in 21,821 (avg. of 7,274) fans over Father’s Day weekend. Somerset currently leads the league in total (146,357) & average (5,047) attendance after leading the league in both last year
BATTLE OF DIVISION LEADERS: The three-game set between the Patriots and the Barnstormers pits the top teams from the Liberty and Freedom Divisions. Lancaster has dominated the season series in 2018, winning five of the six games
NO RELATION TO ROGER: Danny Dorn has hit safely in 15 of his last 16 games. He is 21-for-53 (.396) with a home run and 17 RBI and has raised his AVG from .225 to .298 over this stretch.
THE BURGER SPECIAL: C Adam Weisenburger has reached base safely in nine of his last 10 games. He is 8-for-26 (.306) with two home runs, seven runs and eight RBI over this stretch. That includes seven RBI in his last six games.
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 26.2 IP in five starts, good for a 1.01 ERA and 25 strikeouts.
ME AND JULIO: OF Julio Borbon has reached base safely in 17 of his last 18 games and is 28-for-89 (.315) with a HR, 13 RBI, eight SB and 16 runs over his last 22 games. He’s hit safely in 25 of his last 30 games, leads the league in doubles (15), is tied for second in XBH (20), and ranks t-ninth in SLG (.472).
RIORDAN ROARIN’: RHP Cory Riordan picked up a no-decision after allowing three runs with eight Ks in Saturday’s game vs. the Bees. He leads the league in IP (56.1), is second in K (44), fourth in BB/9 (1.28) and seventh in ERA (3.20).
SASSY MASSEY: IF Craig Massey has reached base in 15 of his last 18 games, having raised his OBP from .286 to .453. He is 22-for-59 (.373) from the plate with five steals, 10 RBI, 15 runs and 13 walks over this stretch. He has reached base in 35 of his last 72 plate appearances (.486 OBP) over his last 18 games.
NUMBAH ONE: Mike Fransoso has reached base in 18 of his last 22 games. He currently ranks second in the league in OBP (.423) and eighth in AVG (.317).
K IS FOR KUBIAK: RHP David Kubiak struck out 10 batters over 5.2 IP Thursday. He carries a 1.59 ERA and has allowed just four walks and 14 hits with 28 strikeouts in his first 22.2 innings pitched this year.
ALL TOGETHER NOW: All 10 Patriots players to record an at-bat in Friday night’s game recorded a hit. It marked the first time this season 10 different Patriots batters had a hit in the same game and the third time that every Patriots batter in a game recoded a hit (5/3 vs. LI, 6/6 @ SL).
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