Tonight at 7:05pm at TD Bank Ballpark, the Somerset Patriots will battle the Long Island Ducks in game two of the four game weekend series. The Ducks won the opener last night 9-4 in front of 5,026 fans. Veteran second baseman Ray Navarrate was the player of the game as he catapulted the Ducks to victory with his 5-for-5 performance.
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Tonight’s pitching matchup features southpaw Dan Meyer for the Ducks going up against right hander Justin Cassel for the Patriots. Each pitcher will be making his Atlantic League debut. Meyer spent parts of the last five seasons in the big leagues with the Braves, Athletics and Marlins. Cassel spent his entire career pitching in the White Sox organization until this year.
When They Were Drafted…
Dan Meyer: 1st round of the 2002 MLB Draft by the Atlanta Braves
Justin Cassel: 7th round of the 2006 MLB Draft by the Chicago White Sox
Career Minor League Statistics…
Dan Meyer: 190 minor league games (134 starts), 43-39 record, 3.65 ERA
Justin Cassel: 100 minor league games (71 starts), 25-24 record, 3.49 ERA
Dan Meyer: Originally from Woodbury, New Jersey
Justin Cassel: Is the younger brother of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel. Matt used to play for the Patriots (well the NFL version).
All fans receive a magnetic schedule when entering TD Bank Ballpark tonight. Gates open at 6:00pm. Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen to play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com starting at 7:00pm.