Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (22-27, 57-62) visit the Bridgeport Bluefish (22-23, 53-62) in the first game of this three game weekend series. This is the first game of a six game road trip for Somerset. The Patriots are 8-6 against the Bluefish in 2012.
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The Patriots have hit just one home run in their last 11 games.
Wild Card Hunt
The Patriots are currently 5.5 games behind the Revolution in the Wild Card standings.
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 .322 with three home runs and 18 RBI. He had 11 RBI the entire first half. He has hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Derell McCall toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Brad Thompson is on the hill for the Bluefish.
Derell McCall: 7-5, 4.70 ERA, 23 appearances and 13 starts, 97.2 innings, 50 Ks, 26 BBs
Brad Thompson: 3-3, 4.14 ERA, 6 starts, 41.1 innings, 25 Ks, 7 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 7:05pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.