Central Islip, NY – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (1-3, 36-38) visit the Long Island Ducks (2-2, 41-32) at 7:05 p.m. in the second game of this four game midweek series at Bethpage Ballpark. The Ducks won last night in come from behind fashion as they erased deficits in the sixth and seventh innings to win 7-4.
Patriots first baseman Jake Fox slugged his first home run of the season last night. Fox has hit safely in all four games he has played in since being signed on Friday. Here’s the audio clip of Fox’s deep solo blast last night courtesy of WCTC.
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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 7 hits away from 1,000 hits in his nine year Atlantic League career.
Smacked By The Quack
The Ducks have won nine of the eleven meetings this year against the Patriots.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Derell McCall toes the rubber for the Patriots while southpaw Dan Meyer takes the hill for the Ducks. McCall starts for the first time since June 23rd.
2012 Season Statistics
Derell McCall: 2-4, 5.69 ERA, 14 appearances and 4 starts, 49.0 innings, 21 Ks, 10 BBs
Dan Meyer: 2-5, 5.21 ERA, 16 appearances and 7 starts, 38.0 innings, 28 Ks, 37 BBs
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