July 16th Game Notes; Patriots @ Ducks


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Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (1-2, 36-37) visit the Long Island Ducks (1-2, 40-32) at 7:05 p.m. in the first game of this four game midweek series at Bethpage Ballpark.

For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s July 16th Game Notes.

Right handed pitcher Justin Cassel owns the fourth best ERA (2.80) in the Atlantic League. He pitches tonight at 7:05pm against the Ducks.

1,000 Watch

Patriots’ manager Sparky Lyle is 4 wins away from 1,000 managerial wins in his 15 year Atlantic League career. Third baseman Jeff Nettles is 9 hits away from 1,000 hits in his nine year Atlantic League career.

Smacked By The Quack

The Ducks have won eight of the ten meetings this year against the Patriots.

Room Service Please

The Patriots are in the midst of playing 14 of 17 games on the road.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Righty Justin Cassel toes the rubber for the Patriots while fellow righty hurler Mike Loree takes the hill for the Ducks. Loree is the reigning Atlantic League Pitcher of the Year while Cassel has the fourth best ERA in the Atlantic League.

2012 Season Statistics

Justin Cassel: 3-5, 2.80 ERA, 12 starts, 70.2 innings, 58 Ks, 22 BBs

Mike Loree: 4-4, 5.80 ERA, 13 starts, 71.1 innings, 54 Ks, 17 BBs

Be sure to follow the Patriots on twitter @SOMPatriots for immediate updates. Listen the Patriots play-by-play voice Justin Antweil broadcast the game starting at 7:05pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.


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