Bridgewater, NJ – Today at 11:05am from TD Bank Ballpark, the Somerset Patriots (6-5) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (4-7) in the second game of this four game midweek series featuring these Freedom Division foes. The Patriots won the series opener last night 8-4. Catcher Yusuf Carter had a season-high five RBI and starting pitcher Mike MacDonald earned his first win of 2012. The Patriots are in sole possession of first place in the Freedom Division.
The Patriots and the Skeeters and heading in opposite directions. The Patriots have won five of their last six games. The Skeeters have lost six of their last seven games.
For a comprehensive look at all the game trends, matchups and statistics, download today’s May 8th Game Notes.
In Josh Pressley’s first game at TD Bank Ballpark since signing with the Skeeters in the offseason, he registered two hits and reached base three times.
Today’s starting pitchers will feature Justin Cassel for the Patriots against Bobby Livingston for the Skeeters. This is the third time through the starting rotation for the Patriots so the pitch count should rise to 100.
Where They Were Drafted…
Justin Cassel: 7th round by the Chicago White Sox in 2006
Bobby Livingston: 4th round by the Seattle Mariners in 2001
Career Minor League Statistics…
Justin Cassel: 25-24, 100 games (71 starts), 3.49 ERA, 287 Ks, 151 BBs
Bobby Livingston: 81-64, 225 games (209 starts), 3.99 ERA, 843 Ks, 310 BBs.
Last Time Out On The Mound…
Justin Cassel pitched seven scoreless innings allowing just two hits and striking out five. He faced one batter over the minimum.
Bobby Livingston earned the no decision going 4.1 innings allowing four earned runs against Southern Maryland.