Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (8-10, 43-45) visit the Sugar Land Skeeters (10-8, 39-49) from Constellation Field at 8:05 p.m. eastern time. The Patriots were shutout last night 3-0 in the series opener.
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Jake Can Rake
Since Jake Fox signed with the Patriots on July 13th he has hit safely in 16 of his 18 games. He’s slugged five home runs and driven in 16 runs while hitting a scorching hot .388. He has a seven game hitting streak and has registered seven multi-hit games thus far.
Everything Is Bigger In Texas
The Patriots are 11-4 against the Skeeters in 2012.
The Patriots are in the midst of playing 25 games in 24 days.
Brand Name on Rubber
Scott Kazmir pitches for the Skeeters tonight. Kazmir is a two-time MLB All-Star with the Tampa Bay Rays in 2006 and 2008. He’s a former No. 1 prospect with the New York Mets. In 2007 he led baseball in strikeouts (239) and games started (34). He has a career 4.17 ERA in 179 starts in the big leagues while registering 66 wins.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Derell McCall toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Scott Kazmir is on the hill for the Skeeters.
Derell McCall: 4-4, 4.90 ERA, 17 appearances and 7 starts, 64.1 innings, 31 Ks, 14 BBs
Scott Kazmir: 0-2, 12.54 ERA, 4 starts, 9.1 innings, 7 Ks, 5 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 8:05pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.