Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (2-8, 48-32) visit the Sugar Land Skeeters (9-1, 56-24) for the fifth game of a lengthy six game series featuring these Freedom Division foes. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. eastern time at Constellation Field. The Skeeters have won the first four contests.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Graham Taylor (5-4, 4.64 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler David Pauley (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will take the hill for the Skeeters.
Somerset has lost a season-high six games in a row. Their last win came on July 6th. Somerset has just scored three runs in their last three games.
Getting Smitty With It
All-Star game MVP Corey Smith has hit safely in 14 of his last 15 games. He is 9-for-15 with two walks in the series thus far. He is the only Patriots player to start every game this season. He was just tabbed the Atlantic League Player of the Week.
All-Star Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average (.341).
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 21 and RBI with 66.
The Patriots have smacked 77 home runs which is tied for most in the Atlantic League. Somerset has also scored the most runs (437) in the Atlantic League while boasting the team batting average (.283) and drawing the most walks (283).
The Patriots are 41-11 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 7-21 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 8:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.