Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (25-16, 71-40) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (29-12, 76-35) for the third 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 last night 6-0 and the following are audio highlights courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Cesar Carillo’s wild pitch that plated the Patriots’ first run
Audio clip of James Skelton’s two run homer
Audio clip of Jeff Baisley’s two RBI single
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Brad Thompson (6-6, 4.97 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Michael Nix (5-1, 1.81 ERA) will take the hill for the Skeeters.
The Patriots are at their high-water mark of being 31 games above .500 and they’ve won 21 of their last 26 ball games and nine of their last 10.
Streaking At Six
The Somerset Patriots have matched their longest winning streak of the year as they’ve currently won six in a row. From July 30th to August 4th Somerset also won six in a row. And ironically they’ve score six runs each of the last two nights that led to a pair of victories.
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith has started all 111 games this season.
The Patriots bullpen has thrown 42.1 innings in the month of August and only allowed four runs. That’s good for a microscopic 0.86 ERA.
Straw That Stirs Drink
In his last three games Jonny Tucker is 6-for-10 with four walks. He’s the true catalyst to this lineup.
The Patriots are 59-15 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.