Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (21-22, 56-57) host the York Revolution (23-17, 59-51) in the second game of this three game weekend series between these Freedom Division foes at TD Bank Ballpark. The Patriots currently trail the Revolution by 4.5 games in the wild card race. Last night the Patriots snapped the Revolution’s seven game winning streak by edging the two time reigning Atlantic League Champs by a score of 2-1. Below are audio highlights courtesy of WCTC.
Audio clip of the final out of the game as pitcher Sean Green tossed a complete game gem. Green retired from baseball after last night’s game to be closer to his family. We wish nothing but the best for Sean!
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All-Star Roy Merritt is 3-1 in his last four starts with a 1.19 ERA. He has 24 Ks and 8 BBs over that span. He currently has the fourth best ERA in the Atlantic League (3.06).
Shortstop Yunesky Sanchez hit just .212 in the first half of the season but in the second half he has turned his season around. Since the All-Star break he’s hitting .321 with three home runs and 18 RBI. He had 11 RBI the entire first half.
Back To Back
Did you know that York and Somerset are the only teams in Atlantic League history to have won back to back Atlantic League titles. Somerset won two straight championships in 2008 and 2009. York won two straight championships in 2010 and 2011.
Immediately after the game there will be a free fireworks display for fans of all ages to enjoy.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Roy Merritt toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Ryan Feierabend is on the hill for the Revolution.
Roy Merritt: 8-6, 3.06 ERA, 22 starts, 123.2 innings, 93 Ks, 45 BBs
Ryan Feierabend: 6-3, 2.43 ERA, 12 starts, 74.0 innings, 46 Ks, 11 BBs
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