Camden, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (29-12) visit the Camden Riversharks (13-30) for the first game of a three game midweek series featuring these Garden State rivals. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Campbell’s Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset has won eight of their last ten games while the Riversharks have lost four in a row.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Josh Lowey (5-1, 3.23 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Jeff Farnsworth (0-0, 5.51 ERA) will take the hill for the Riversharks.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (32-12) currently lead the Somerset Patriots (29-12) by 1.5 games for first place. Somerset has played three fewer games than Sugar Land.
The Patriots have the best team batting average (.299) in the Atlantic League while the Riversharks have the worst team ERA in the Atlantic League (5.45).
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League with 14 home runs and his second in RBI with 38.
Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average hitting at a tremendous .380 clip. He has a comfortable 38 point lead over the next best hitter in the league which is Brian Burgamy of York. Martinez-Esteve has hit safely in 19 of his last 21 games. He has reached base safely in 20 of his last 21 contests.
Better Than Average
The Patriots have five players in the top 15 in the Atlantic League in batting average: Martinez-Esteve (1st .380), Montanez (4th, .333), Eggleston (T-8th, .324), Smith (11th, .316), Fox (14th, .310)
The Patriots are 26-5 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 3-7 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.