Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (16-8) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (11-15) at TD Bank Ballpark for the second game of a three game midweek series. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Blue Crabs rallied for three runs in the ninth inning last night to prevail 4-3 over the Patriots in the series opener.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Josh Lowey (2-1, 4.56 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Gaby Hernandez (0-5, 7.00 ERA) will take the hill for the Blue Crabs.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (22-3) currently lead the Freedom Division by 5.5 games over the Patriots.
Better Than Average
The Patriots have five players in the top 10 in the Atlantic League in batting average: Smith (5th .330), Wilson (6th .325), Montanez (7th .321), Martinez-Esteve (9th .317), Fox (10th .315).
Since the start of the 2012 season, the Patriots are 20-8 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.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots lead all Atlantic League teams with 100 walks drawn as an offense.
Luis Montanez and Corey Smith each have 10 game hitting streaks.
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.