Waldorf, MD – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (17-15, 63-39) visit the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (12-21, 49-53) for the first game of a three game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Regency Furniture Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 11-2 against the Blue Crabs this year and are 25-8 against Crustacean Nation since the start of the 2012 season.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Erik Arnesen (9-2, 3.08 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Daryl Thompson (9-5, 3.49 ERA) will take the hill for the Blue Crabs.
Jake Can Rake
Jake Fox leads the Atlantic League in home runs with 24 and RBI with 81. On August 2nd, 3rd & 4th he registered three consecutive walk-off hits. He has hit safely in 14 of his last 16 contests.
In Jeff Baisley’s first 26 games he was 15-for-93 (.161) with 13 RBI. In Jeff Baisley’s last 22 games he’s 26-for-81 (.321) with 15 RBI.
In Erik Arnesen’s last 10 starts he is 7-1 with a microscopic 2.41 ERA.
The Patriots bullpen has thrown 19.0 scoreless innings since August 2nd
Cory Aldridge has hit safely in 21 of his last 23 ball games.
The Patriots are 53-15 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 game starting at 7:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.