Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (33-16) host the York Revolution (29-23) for the rubber match of this three game midweek series featuring these Freedom Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. at TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. These two squads have split the first six meetings against each other this season.
Last night the Patriots edged the Revolution 2-1. The following are audio highlights courtesy of WCTC from last night’s affair…
Audio clip of Eddy Martinez-Esteve’s RBI single
Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s solo home run
Audio clip of Jon Hunton notching the final out of the game
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Paul Phillips (4-1, 4.33 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Chris Cody (6-2, 3.12 ERA) will take the hill for the Revolution.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (36-16) currently lead the Somerset Patriots (33-16) by 1.5 games in the first half Freedom Division race. Somerset has played three fewer games than Sugar Land.
York has scored the most runs (312) in the Atlantic League while Somerset has scored the second most runs (297) in the Atlantic League.
All-Time Series Numbers
York leads all-time series with Somerset 65-57. These two have been playing each other since the 2007 season.
Happy 34th Birthday to Patriots outfielder and slugger Cory Aldridge!
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 16.
Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average hitting at a tremendous .375 clip. He has a comfortable 35 point lead over the next best hitter in the league which is Andres Perez of York. Martinez-Esteve has hit safely in 24 of his last 28 games. He has reached base safely in 26 of his last 28 contests.
The Patriots are 28-7 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 5-9 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.