Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (6-7, 41-42) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (6-6, 35-47) from TD Bank Ballpark at 7:05 p.m. That Patriots have won two of the first three meetings in this four game midweek series. Last night Sean Green became the first Patriots pitcher of 2012 to toss a shutout as he hurled a gem. He threw a complete game, two hit shutout while striking out seven batters and walking none. The Patriots also got their doses of timely hitting. Below are the highlights courtesy of WCTC.
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Nettles is 1 hit away from 1,000 hits in his nine year Atlantic League career.
Jake Can Rake
Since Jake Fox signed with the Patriots on July 13th he has hit safely in 11 of his 13 games. He’s slugged five home runs and driven in 13 runs while hitting a scorching hot .362.
Everything Is Bigger In Texas
The Patriots are 11-2 against the Skeeters in 2012.
After the contest there will be a free fireworks show for all fans to enjoy.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Roy Merritt toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Jason Lane takes the hill for the Skeeters.
Roy Merritt: 5-4, 3.65 ERA, 16 starts, 81.1 innings, 59 Ks, 30 BBs
Jason Lane: 2-2, 2.59 ERA, 7 appearances, 6 starts, 41.2 innings, 39 Ks, 9 BBs
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