Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (16-7) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (10-15) at TD Bank Ballpark for the first game of a three game midweek series. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first game of a six game homestand for the Patriots.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Mitch Atkins (3-1, 4.28 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Jeremy Sowers (1-2, 5.40 ERA) will take the hill for the Blue Crabs.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (21-3) currently lead the Freedom Division by 4.5 games over the Patriots.
Road Trip Recap
The Patriots went 4-3 on their recent seven game road trip despite blowing 11 different leads. The bullpen was used a lot as they logged 34.1 innings over that span. The two off days were well deserved.
Since the start of the 2012 season, the Patriots are 20-7 against the Blue Crabs.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League with nine home runs. He also leads the Atlantic League in total bases with 57.
The Patriots lead all Atlantic League teams with a .300 batting average with runners in scoring position.
Jon Hunton leads the Atlantic League in saves with nine. He has converted his last nine save opportunities.
Mike Wilson has a 11 game hitting streak. Luis Montanez and Corey Smith each have 9 game hitting streaks. Bobby Stevens has a 5 game hitting streak.
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 7:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.