Bridgewater, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (15-14, 61-38) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (13-17, 36-64) for a day-night doubleheader. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Game one is at 11:05 a.m. and will be seven innings. Game two is at 7:05 p.m. and will be nine innings. Each game will take place at TD Bank Ballpark. The Bluefish won the series opener in a tight pitcher’s duel 1-0. Somerset leads the season series 12-2.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
Righty Derell McCall (4-0, 3.60 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Trevor Reckling (1-2, 5.00 ERA) will take the hill for the Bluefish.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Righty Brad Thompson (6-5, 4.25 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Keith Bilodeau (1-2, 4.54 ERA) will take the hill for the Bluefish.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 23 and RBI with 79. On August 2nd, 3rd & 4th he registered three consecutive walk-off hits. He has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 contests.
In Jeff Baisley’s first 26 games he was 15-for-93 (.161) with 13 RBI. In Jeff Baisley’s last 19 games he’s 23-for-70 (.329) with 11 RBI.
Start Me Up
The Patriots starting pitchers the last 21 games: 143.2 innings, 118 hits, 43 earned runs (2.70 ERA). The starters have hurled 17 quality starts in that span.
The Patriots are 51-14 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 10-24 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 11:05 a.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.