Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (28-30) face the Long Island Ducks (33-24) at 7:05 p.m. as these two squads square off in rubber game of this three game midweek series at TD Bank Ballpark. The Ducks have defeated the Patriots in seven of nine times this season.
For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s June 27th Game Notes.
Since the calendar turned to June, the Somerset Patriots bullpen has tossed 73.0 innings and allowed just 15 earned runs. Players have found their niche in the ‘pen.
The Long Island Ducks have scored three runs or fewer in eight of their last nine games. The Patriots have scored three runs or fewer in five of their last six games.
Adam Donachie Heating Up
Adam Donachie has been the most consistent catcher in terms of hitting as of late. Donachie has seven hits in his last 16 at bats. Here’s the audio clip courtesy of WCTC of Donachie’s two out RBI single last night in the seventh inning.
Be sure to stay in your seat after the final out as the Patriots will present a free fireworks show for all fans!
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Justin Cassel toes the rubber for the Patriots while lefty Gustavo Chacin is on the mound for the Ducks.
2012 Season Statistics
Justin Cassel: 1-5, 3.59 ERA, 9 starts, 52.2 innings, 42 Ks, 18 BBs
Gustavo Chacin: 2-2, 4.47 ERA, 8 starts, 44.1 innings, 30 Ks, 16 BBs