Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (1-2, 46-26) host the Camden Riversharks (1-2, 25-47) at 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first game of a four game weekend series featuring these Garden State foes. This is the final series before the All-Star break. Somerset leads the season series 6-3.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Paul Phillips (4-3, 5.43 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Josh Walter (4-7, 6.01 ERA) will take the hill for the Sharks.
Time To Grind
The Patriots are culminating a stretch where they have had to play 48 games in 48 days.
Getting Smitty With It
All-Star Corey Smith is currently in the midst of a seven game hitting streak.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 21 and RBI with 65.
The Patriots have clubbed the second most long balls in the Atlantic League with 73 home runs hit as a squad. Somerset has also scored the most runs (411) in the Atlantic League while boasting the team batting average (.286) and drawing the most walks (260).
Lucky Number 14
Bobby Stevens has three home runs this season yet two of them have broken a tie ball game in the 14th inning. One blast came on May 6th against York and another round tripper game July 1st against Long Island.
The Patriots are 39-10 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 7-16 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.