Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (35-35) host the Camden Riversharks (34-35) at 7:05 p.m. in the first game of this three game weekend series at TD Bank Ballpark. Tonight is the official start of the second half of the 2012 campaign as all eight Atlantic League teams are in action.
For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s July 13th Game Notes.
The Patriots are .500 (35-35) for the first time since May 28th when they were 15-15. This is a squad that is peaking at the right time winning four in a row and six of their last eight games to close out the first half.
Patriots’ manager Sparky Lyle is 5 wins away from 1,000 managerial wins in his 15 year Atlantic League career. Third baseman Jeff Nettles is 12 hits away from 1,000 hits in his nine year Atlantic League career.
Scoring First Is Key
Somerset is 24-13 when they score first yet they are only 11-22 when the opponent scores first.
Immediately after the game there will be a free fireworks display for all the fans to enjoy
Bruce Beck and Ian Eagle’s Sports Broadcasting Camp
Bruce Beck and Ian Eagle will be bringing their campers to the jewel of the Atlantic League for tonight’s contest. These aspiring broadcasters will do a mock play-by-play broadcast from the stands and two lucky campers will join Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil in the fifth inning on WCTC. Bruce and Ian are longtime friends of the Somerset Patriots and are two iconic sportscasters.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Doug Arguello toes the rubber for the Patriots while fellow southpaw hurler Keith Weiser takes the hill for the Riversharks. Arguello has the sixth best ERA in the Atlantic League.
2012 Season Statistics
Doug Arguello: 4-3, 3.27 ERA, 14 appearances and 13 starts, 74.1 innings, 54 Ks, 34 BBs
Keith Weiser: 4-4, 3.93 ERA, 11 starts, 52.2 innings, 32 Ks, 18 BBs
Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen Antweil broadcast the game starting at 7:05pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.