Bridgewater, NJ – The Somerset Patriots (2-2, 47-26) host the Camden Riversharks (1-3, 25-48) for a day/night doubleheader at TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes Game one will be seven innings and will begin at 12:00pm as it counts towards the first half of the season. Game two will be nine innings and will begin at 7:05pm as it counts towards the second half of the season. Somerset leads the season series 7-3.
Last night Cory Aldridge smacked his 219th career minor league home run and this is how it sounded courtesy of WCTC as Somerset won 5-2 over Camden.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
Righty Derell McCall (2-0, 3.68 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Ryan Kulik (1-4, 7.58 ERA) will take the hill for the Sharks.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Righty Paul Phillips (4-3, 5.43 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Jake Hale (0-0, 5.87 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 eight 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 74 home runs hit as a squad. Somerset has also scored the most runs (416) in the Atlantic League while boasting the team batting average (.285) and drawing the most walks (265).
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 40-10 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 games starting at 12:00 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.