Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (6-8, 41-43) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (8-4, 38-44) from TD Bank Ballpark at 7:05 p.m. This will be the first game of a four game weekend series between these squads. This is the third series this month featuring these two teams.
Last night the Patriots rallied from a three run deficit in the bottom of the eighth to tie the score at 3-3 but would ultimately lose 4-3 after giving up the go ahead run in the top of the ninth to Sugar Land.
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Patriots third baseman Jeff 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 12 of his 14 games. He’s slugged five home runs and driven in 15 runs while hitting a scorching hot .373.
Owning Crustacean Nation
The Patriots are 9-4 against the Blue Crabs in 2012.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Justin Cassel toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Nick Green takes the hill for the Blue Crabs. Both pitchers have ERAs in the top 10 in the Atlantic League.
Justin Cassel: 3-7, 3.15 ERA, 14 starts, 83.0 innings, 66 Ks, 24 BBs
Nick Green: 6-6, 3.42 ERA, 17 starts, 105.1 innings, 70 Ks, 31 BBs
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