Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (19-16, 65-40) host the Lancaster Barnstormers (21-16, 57-49) for a doubleheader from TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 p.m. as there will be two seven inning contests separated by a 30 minute break in between. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots lead the Stormers by 8.5 games in the Wild Card race.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
Righty Derell McCall (4-0, 4.31 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Will Savage (8-9, 5.02 ERA) will take the hill for the Barnstormers.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Righty Brad Thompson (6-6, 4.99 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Ross Peeples (2-0, 4.20 ERA) will take the hill for the Barnstormers.
Tonight marks the start of a pivotal eight game homestand between two teams Somerset is battling with for playoff position (Lancaster & Sugar Land).
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith has started all 105 games this season. He has hit safely in seven straight games while homering in three of his last five contests.
In Jeff Baisley’s first 26 games he was 15-for-93 (.161) with 13 RBI. In Jeff Baisley’s last 25 games he’s 27-for-91 (.297) with 16 RBI.
The Patriots bullpen has thrown 27.0 innings in the month of August and only allowed one run.
Cory Aldridge has hit safely in 24 of his last 26 ball games. He’s in the midst of a nine game hitting streak.
The Patriots are 53-15 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 12-25 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 5:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.