Central Islip, NY – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (30-17, 76-41) visit the Long Island Ducks (24-23, 54-63) for the second game of a four game weekend series featuring these New Jersey and New York rivals. First pitch from Bethpage Ballpark will be at 7:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 9-5 against Long Island on the year thus far.
Somerset won the series opener 7-1 over Long Island. The following are audio highlights courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Corey Smith’s RBI double
Audio clip of Aharon Eggleston’s RBI single
Audio clip of Bill Murphy’s wild pitch that plated a run
Audio clip of Angel Sanchez’s RBI double
Audio clip of Bobby Stevens’ three run home run
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Graham Taylor (7-5, 3.65 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw James Houser (8-2, 2.91 ERA) will take the hill for the Ducks.
The Patriots have won 26 of their last 32 games, 14 of their last 16, 11 of their last 12 games and four in a row. Somerset is at their high-water mark of being 35 games above .500 and has won four consecutive series.
The Patriots lead the all-time series with the Ducks 131-128. These two have been battling it out against each other since the year 2000.
The Somerset Patriots have not lost back-to-back games since July 19th & July 21st
Pounding The Zone
The Somerset Patriots pitching staff has surrendered the fewest walks in the Atlantic League (276). Each of the other seven teams in the league has issued more than 300 free passes.
Yunesky Sanchez is in the midst of a nine game hitting streak for the Patriots.
Offensive Fire Power
The Patriots have scored the most runs in the Atlantic League (630)
The Patriots bullpen has thrown 60.0 innings in the month of August and only allowed 10 runs. That’s good for a microscopic 1.50 ERA.
The Patriots are 63-15 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 13-26 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.