Bridgeport, CT – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (9-13, 55-37) visit the Bridgeport Bluefish (12-11, 35-58) for the first game of a three game midweek series featuring these flagship franchises. First pitch is scheduled at 7:05 p.m. from Harbor Yard. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 9-1 against Bridgeport thus far on the year.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Erik Arnesen (8-2, 3.45 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Mike Parisi (4-12, 4.87 ERA) will take the hill for the Fish.
Somerset lost give series the entire first half. Thus far in the second half they have dropped five of their first six series.
Cory Country Strong
Cory Aldridge has smacked four homers over his last seven ball games. He’s in the midst of an eight game hitting streak and has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 ball games. For his accomplishments he was just named Atlantic League Player of the Week.
Start Me Up
The Patriots starting pitchers the last 14 games: 94.0 innings, 75 hits, 32 earned runs (3.06 ERA). The starters have hurled 11 quality starts in that span.
All-Star Eddy Martinez-Esteve leads the Atlantic League in batting average (.344).
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in RBI with 72 and is tied for first in home runs with 22.
The Patriots are 47-14 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 8-23 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.