York, PA – Tonight at 6:30 p.m. the Somerset Patriots (9-5) begin a three game weekend series with the two-time reigning Atlantic League Champion York Revolution (3-10) at Sovereign Bank Stadium. The Patriots have won four in a row and eight of their last nine games. The Revolution have lost three in a row and six of their last seven games.
The Patriots are coming off a four game sweep of the Sugar Land Skeeters. In the four game series the Patriots outscored the Skeeters 25-11. Each of the Patriots’ four starting pitchers tossed at least five innings. Here is the audio clip of Thursday night’s final out as the Patriots swept the Skeeters at TD Bank Ballpark courtesy of WCTC.
The Patriots have shown tremendous resiliency early on in 2012. The Patriots have mustered six come from behind wins and four wins in their final at bat. The Patriots starting pitchers have a combined 3.26 ERA and a 2:1 strikeout to walk ratio which is extremely respectable.
For a comprehensive look at all the game trends, statistics, and matchups, download tonight’s May 11th Game Notes.
Tonight’s starting pitchers feature two southpaws. Doug Arguello toes the rubber for the Patriots while Yunior Novoa is on the bump for the Revolution.
Last Time Out…
Yunior Novoa: 3.1 innings, 8 hits, 5 runs, 2 Ks, 1 BB, losing pitcher against the Bridgeport Bluefish.
Doug Arguello: 5.0 innings, 0 hits, 0 runs, 8 Ks, 3 BBs, no decision against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs.
Career Minor League Statistics…
Yunior Novoa: 27-43, 4.20 ERA, 224 games (83 starts), 552 Ks, 209 BBs
Doug Arguello: 45-48, 4.06 ERA, 199 games (136 starts), 599 Ks, 344 BBs