Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (29-32) face the Bridgeport Bluefish (26-35) at 7:05 p.m. from the jewel of the Atlantic League that is TD Bank Ballpark. These two flagship franchises will battle for the third time in this four game weekend series. Patriots won Thursday 4-2. The Bluefish scored seven runs in the seventh inning to propel them to a 10-4 victory Friday night.
Audio clip of infielder Dan DeGeorge’s first home run of the season which occurred yesterday. DeGeorge got the silent treatment from his teammates in the dugout after he rounded the bases. Was a very funny moment.
For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s June 30th Game Notes.
Squishing The Fish
The Patriots have won five of the eight meetings against the Bluefish this year.
The Patriots have scored four runs or fewer in eight of their last nine games. They are missing team MVP Jesse Hoorelbeke. He is sidelined on the disabled list with a lower back injury. Hoorelbeke is hitting .322, 11 HRs, and 27 RBI.
Patriots’ manager Sparky Lyle is 11 wins away from 1,000 managerial wins in his 15 year Atlantic League career. Thrd baseman Jeff Nettles is 17 hits away from 1,000 hits in his nine year Atlantic League career.
Stay in your seats after the final out as the Patriots will have a fireworks show for fans of all ages to enjoy.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Doug Arguello toes the rubber for the Patriots while righty Jonah Bayliss is on the mound for the Bluefish.
2012 Season Statistics
Doug Arguello: 3-2, 3.43 ERA, 12 appearances and 11 starts, 60.1 innings, 36 Ks, 30 BBs
Jonah Bayliss: 1-4, 5.12 ERA, 20 appearances and 3 starts, 38.2 innings, 27 Ks, 19 BBs