Lancaster, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (39-19, 85-43) visit the Lancaster Barnstormers (31-28, 67-61) for the second game of a three game midweek series featuring these Freedom Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. from Clipper Magazine Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 11-7 against Lancaster thus far on the year.
The Patriots won the series opener 7-6 in 10 innings last night. The following are the exciting audio highlights courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Yunesky Sanchez’s RBI double
Audio clip of Rich Rundles’ wild pitch
Audio clip of of Jeff Baisley’s RBI double
Audio clip of Yunesky Sanchez’s two RBI single
Audio clip of Cory Aldridge’s RBI groundout
Audio clip of Cory Aldridge’s game saving catch in the 9th inning
Audio clip of Jeff Baisley’s game winning RBI groundout
Audio clip of Jon Hunton notching his Atlantic League leading 36th save
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Erik Arnesen (13-2, 3.07 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Derrick Loop (3-6, 4.15 ERA) will take the hill for the Stormers.
The Patriots magic number to clinch the postseason is 1 (any combination of Sugar Land wins and/or Lancaster losses). The Patriots look to make the playoffs for the first time since 2010. If Somerset wins tonight they’re in!
The Patriots have won 35 of their last 43 games, 23 of their last 27, 20 of their last 23 games and 7 of last 8. Somerset has won seven consecutive series.
The Patriots lead the Barnstormers by 18.0 games in the wild card. The Patriots trail the Skeeters by 2.0 games in the second half Freedom Division race.
History In The Making
If Somerset goes 2-10 in its final 12 games they’ll achieve the most single season wins in Patriots franchise history. In 2009 the Pats won 86 games.
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 (694). They also have the best team batting average (.278).
The Patriots bullpen has thrown 96.0 innings in the month of August and only allowed 23 runs. That’s good for a microscopic 2.17 ERA.
The Patriots are 72-16 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 13-27 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 7:00 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.