Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (6-8, 41-43) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (8-4, 38-44) from TD Bank Ballpark for a doubleheader beginning at 5:05 p.m. Last night’s game was postponed due to rain so there will be two seven inning contests tonight with a 30 minute break in between games.
For a comprehensive look at all the statistics, trends and matchups please download tonight’s July 27th Game Notes.
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 Game One
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
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Righty Derell McCall toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Deinys Suarez takes the hill for the Blue Crabs.
Derell McCall: 4-4, 4.84 ERA, 16 appearances and 6 starts, 61.1 innings, 29 Ks, 12 BBs
Deinys Suarez: 3-5, 4.26 ERA, 17 starts, 76.0 innings, 59 Ks, 32 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 5:05pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.