Bridgeport, CT – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (21-10) visit the Bridgeport Bluefish (13-20) at Harbor Yard for the first game of a four game Memorial Day Weekend wrap around series. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 3-0 against the Bluefish this year.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Brad Thompson (2-1, 3.09 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Josh Butler (2-1, 2.52 ERA) will take the hill for the Bluefish. Thompson has the seventh best ERA in the Atlantic League while Butler has the fourth best ERA in the Atlantic League.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (28-5) currently lead the Freedom Division by 6.0 games over the Patriots.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League with 10 home runs and total bases with 68.
Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average hitting at a tremendous .372 clip. He has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games and has eight multi-hit games over his last 11 contests. Last night he spanked his first home run of the year and got the silent treatment from his teammates. Here is the audio clip of the homer courtesy of WCTC.
Better Than Average
The Patriots have four players in the top 15 in the Atlantic League in batting average: Martinez-Esteve (1st .372), Smith (5th, .328), Fox (T-11th, .313), Montanez (13th, .311).
The Patriots are 18-5 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 3-5 when they score 3 or fewer runs.
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.