Lancaster, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (37-20) visit the Lancaster Barnstormers (30-28) for the final game of a four game midweek series featuring these Freedom Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. from Clipper Magazine Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Lancaster has won two of the first three meetings in the series thus far.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Erik Arnesen (3-1, 3.68 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Will Savage (5-5, 5.87 ERA) will take the hill for the Barnstormers.
Freedom Division Update
The Sugar Land Skeeters (41-17) currently lead the Somerset Patriots (37-20) by 3.5 games in the first half Freedom Division race. Somerset has played one fewer game than Sugar Land.
The Patriots in April/May were 27-11 but in the month of June they are just 10-9.
Butch Is Boss
Since 2011 when Butch Hobson became manager of Lancaster, the Barnstormers are 33-14 against Somerset.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 19 and RBI with 52.
Chicks Dig The Long Ball
The Patriots lead the Atlantic League with 62 home runs hit as a squad.
Pounding The Zone
Starter Erik Arnesen has 30 strikeouts this season compared to just one walk allowed.
Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average hitting at a tremendous .349.
The Patriots are 31-8 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 6-12 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 7:00 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.