Bridgewater, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (32-14) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (33-15) for matinee affair at TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots swept a doubleheader against the Skeeters yesterday winning 4-2 and 2-1 respectively. Somerset has won six of the nine meetings against Sugar Land this year. This is the final meeting in the first half between these two Freedom Division foes.
The following are audio clips recapping last night’s doubleheader sweep courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Eddy Martinez-Esteve’s go ahead three run home run in game one
Audio clip of Jake Fox’s go ahead home run in game two
Audio clip of Corey Smith’s game winning RBI sac fly in game two
Audio clip of the final out in game two
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Josh Lowey (5-2, 3.68 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Matt Wright (6-0, 2.54 ERA) will take the hill for the Skeeters.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (33-15) currently are tied with the Somerset Patriots (32-14) for first place. Somerset has played two fewer games than Sugar Land.
Something Has Gotta Give
The Patriots have the best team batting average (.299) in the Atlantic League while the Skeeters have the best team ERA in the Atlantic League (2.85).
Sunday Fun Day
The Patriots are 6-0 this season on games played on Sunday.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs (15), RBI (41), and total bases (105).
Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average hitting at a tremendous .373 clip. He has a comfortable 35 point lead over the next best hitter in the league which is Andy Marte of York. Martinez-Esteve has hit safely in 22 of his last 25 games. He has reached base safely in 23 of his last 25 contests.
Chicks Dig The Long Ball
The Somerset Patriots lead the Atlantic League in home runs hit with 48.
Better Than Average
The Patriots have five players in the top 15 in the Atlantic League in batting average: Martinez-Esteve (1st .373), Eggleston (3rd, .331), Montanez (6th, .323), Fox (11th, .312), Smith (12th, .310)
The Patriots are 28-6 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 4-8 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 1:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.