Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (24-16, 70-40) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (29-11, 76-34) for the second game of a four game weekend 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. These are the two best clubs in terms of overall winning percentage in the Atlantic League.
The Patriots won the series opener 6-2. The following are audio highlights courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Joe Holden’s RBI single
Audio clip of Jonny Tucker’s two RBI single
Audio clip of Aharon Eggleston’s two RBI triple
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Josh Lowey (10-7, 3.42 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Cesar Carillo (0-0, 5.52 ERA) will take the hill for the Skeeters.
The Patriots are at their high-water mark of being 30 games above .500 and they’ve won 20 of their last 25 ball games and eight of their last nine and five in a row.
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith has started all 110 games this season.
The Patriots bullpen has thrown 40.1 innings in the month of August and only allowed four runs.
Straw That Stirs Drink
In his last two games Jonny Tucker is 6-for-7 with three walks. He has been on base 90 percent of the time. He’s the true catalyst to this lineup.
The Patriots are 58-15 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.