Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (22-16, 68-40) host the Lancaster Barnstormers (21-19, 57-52) for the final game of a four game midweek series featuring these Freedom Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Patriots lead the Stormers by 11.5 games in the Wild Card race. Somerset is looking to complete the sweep of the series.
Yesterday afternoon the Patriots notched their 14th win in their final at bat. Here are a couple notable plays courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Bobby Stevens’ go ahead RBI double in the 8th inning
Audio clip of Aharon Eggleston’s two run homer that provided key insurance
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Erik Arnesen (10-2, 2.97 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Lenny DiNardo (5-8, 5.11 ERA) will take the hill for the Barnstormers.
The Patriots are at their high-water mark of being 28 games above .500 and they’ve won 18 of their last 23 ball games.
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith has started all 108 games this season.
In Jeff Baisley’s first 26 games he was 15-for-93 (.161) with 13 RBI. In Jeff Baisley’s last 28 games he’s 30-for-101 (.297) with 19 RBI.
The Patriots bullpen has thrown 34.1 innings in the month of August and only allowed two runs.
Cory Aldridge has hit safely in 26 of his last 29 ball games.
The Patriots are 56-15 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 7:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.