Bridgewater, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (21-16, 67-40) host the Lancaster Barnstormers (21-18, 57-51) for the third game of a four game midweek series featuring these Freedom Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Patriots lead the Stormers by 10.5 games in the Wild Card race.
Somerset swept the doubleheader over Lancaster yesterday. The following are highlights from game one of the doubleheader in which Somerset won 5-1 courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Aharon Eggleston’s go ahead two run single
Audio clip of Cory Aldridge’s three run home run
The following are highlights from game two of the doubleheader in which Somerset won 5-4 in eight innings courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Corey Smith’s RBI sac fly
Audio clip of Jonny Tucker’s home run
Audio clip of Bobby Steven’s clutch game tying RBI triple
Audio clip of Tucker’s go ahead RBI single
Audio clip of Adam Donachie’s walk-off RBI single
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Graham Taylor (7-4, 3.71 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Derrick Loop (2-4, 3.75 ERA) will take the hill for the Barnstormers.
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith has started all 107 games this season. He has hit safely in eight of his last nine games straight games.
In Jeff Baisley’s first 26 games he was 15-for-93 (.161) with 13 RBI. In Jeff Baisley’s last 27 games he’s 29-for-98 (.296) with 16 RBI.
The Patriots bullpen has thrown 31.0 innings in the month of August and only allowed two runs.
Cory Aldridge has hit safely in 26 of his last 28 ball games. He’s in the midst of an 11 game hitting streak.
The Patriots are 55-15 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 game starting at 11:05 a.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.