Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (29-37, 64-72) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (34-32, 65-71) in the first game of this three game weekend series from TD Bank Ballpark. The Patriots are 10-7 against the Bluefish in 2012. This is the final regular season series of the year for both clubs.
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The Patriots bullpen dating back to game two of the doubleheader on Saturday against York has thrown 19 consecutive scoreless innings.
The Bluefish are only 2.5 games behind Southern Maryland for the Liberty Division Second Half Title race. The Bluefish will be playing meaningful games this weekend that have an effect on the postseason picture while the Patriots will be playing spoiler.
Squishing The Fish
Third baseman Jeff Nettles has been extremely productive against Bridgeport this year. Nettles is hitting .371 with three homers and 17 RBI in 17 games against the Bluefish.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Justin Cassel toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Brad Thompson is on the hill for the Bluefish.
Justin Cassel: 6-10, 3.29 ERA, 24 starts, 144.2 innings, 108 Ks, 39 BBs
Brad Thompson: 5-5, 3.87 ERA, 10 starts, 67.1 innings, 33 Ks, 9 BBs
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