York, PA – Today the Somerset Patriots (28-35, 63-70) visit the York Revolution (38-25, 74-59) in the series finale of this four game weekend set from Sovereign Bank Stadium at 2:00 p.m. The Revolution have won each of the first three games of the series thus far. Somerset is just 6-13 vs. the two time reigning Atlantic League champs in 2012.
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The Patriots lost the series opener to York last night 6-5 therefore eliminating Somerset from playoff contention. The Patriots will play their final seven games for pride and to be a spoiler. It’s the first time in franchise history the Patriots have missed out on the playoffs in back to back years.
The Revolution can clinch the Wild Card with a win today OR a Skeeters loss to the Bluefish.
Since Jonny Tucker resigned with the Patriots earlier this month he’s batting .375
The Patriots have hit the fewest home runs in the Atlantic League (90) while the Revolution have smacked the second most in the league (146).
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
Righty Justin Cassel toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Corey Thurman is on the hill for the Revs.
Justin Cassel: 6-9, 3.38 ERA, 23 starts, 138.2 innings, 103 Ks, 37 BBs
Corey Thurman: 13-3, 4.05 ERA, 25 starts, 140.0 innings, 71 Ks, 52 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 2:00pm on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.