Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (26-16, 72-40) host the Sugar Land Skeeters (29-13, 76-36) for the final game of a four game weekend series featuring these Freedom Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 5:05 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 are looking to complete the sweep. Somerset leads the season series 10-9 over Sugar Land.
Last night the Patriots notched their 28th come from behind victory. The following are audio highlights courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Jorge Cortes’ two run homer
Audio clip of Jorge Cortes’ RBI triple
Audio clip of James Skelton’s game tying RBI sac fly
Audio clip of Corey Smith’s go ahead RBI single
Audio clip of Jason Lowey escaping a bases loaded no out jam in the 8th inning
Audio clip of Jon Hunton registering his 29th save in the 9th inning
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Graham Taylor (7-4, 3.76 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Doug Arguello (0-0, 2.25 ERA) will take the hill for the Skeeters.
The Patriots have won a season-high seven games in a row. They are at their high-water mark of being 32 games above .500 and they’ve won 22 of their last 27 ball games and 10 of their last 11.
Pounding The Zone
The Somerset Patriots pitching staff has surrendered the fewest walks in the Atlantic League (255). Each of the other seven teams in the league has issued more than 300 free passes.
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith has started all 112 games this season.
The Patriots bullpen has thrown 44.2 innings in the month of August and only allowed four runs. That’s good for a microscopic 0.81 ERA.
The Patriots are 60-15 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 5:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.