Bridgewater, NJ – Today at 1:05 p.m. the Somerset Patriots (11-4) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (8-7) in the final game of a three game weekend series from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots look to sweep the Bluefish after clinching the series last night in come from behind fashion with a 6-5 victory. It was Somerset’s sixth come from behind win already on the young season. The Patriots have won eight of their last nine games overall.
The Patriots last night rallied in the bottom of the ninth as they overcame a 5-4 deficit. Somerset notched their first walk-off win of the season. Relive the intense drama by listening to the following audio clips courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Mike Wilson’s game tying two out RBI single to make the contest 5-5 in the 9th inning
Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s two out walk-off RBI single in the 9th inning to propel the Patriots to a 6-5 victory
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Erik Arnesen (1-1, 3.31 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Mike Parisi (1-0, 1.20 ERA) will take the hill for the Bluefish.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (13-2) currently lead the Freedom Division by two games over the Patriots.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League with six home runs. Fox has as many homers as the entire Bridgeport team combined.
Pounding The Zone
The Patriots pitching staff has accumulated 109 strikeouts thus far compared to just 34 walks. That’s good for an impressive 3 to 1 strikeout to walk ratio.
Somerset leads the Atlantic League in stolen bases with 26. That’s five more than the next closest opponent. First year skipper Brett Jodie has been very aggressive thus far on the young season.
Straw That Stirs Drink
Jonny Tucker is the catalyst to the lineup. He has 11 RBI through 15 games. He’s tied for fifth in the league in RBI. He works the count well and sets the table for his teammates that follow him in the order. He’s tied for fourth in the league in walks (9).
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 1:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com. There will be a free autograph session for fans to enjoy down the right field from 12:00 p.m. to 12:30 p.m. and children may run the bases after the game is over.