Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (34-18, 80-42) visit the York Revolution (21-32, 57-66) for the final game of a three game midweek series featuring these Freedom Division foes. First pitch from TD Bank Ballpark will be at 7:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots won the series opener in walk-off fashion thanks to Jorge Cortes’ RBI single the 11th inning. Somerset won last night 5-3 as Derell McCall remained unbeaten. The Patriots are 13-6 against the Revolution including having won 10 straight contests against the men from York.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Graham Taylor (8-5, 3.46 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Zack Segovia (2-3, 7.22 ERA) will take the hill for the Revs.
The Patriots magic number to clinch the postseason is 8 (any combination of Sugar Land wins and/or Lancaster losses). The Patriots look to make the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
No Broadcast Tonight
Due to the Rutgers football season opener, tonight’s game will NOT be broadcast on 1450 AM, wctcam.com or the WCTC iPhone, iPad or Android app.
The Patriots have won eight of their last nine. The Revolution have lost ten of their last eleven.
The Patriots have won 30 of their last 37 games, 18 of their last 21 and 15 of their last 17 games. Somerset has won six consecutive series. Currently at high-water mark of being 38 games above .500.
The Patriots lead the Barnstormers by 15.5 games in the wild card. The Patriots trail the Skeeters by 3.5 games in the second half Freedom Division race.
The Somerset Patriots have not lost back-to-back games since July 19th & July 21st
Offensive Fire Power
The Patriots have scored the most runs in the Atlantic League (655)
The Patriots bullpen has thrown 79.1 innings in the month of August and only allowed 14 runs. That’s good for a microscopic 1.59 ERA.
The Patriots are 67-15 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 13-27 when they score 3 or fewer runs.
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