Camden, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (40-21, 86-45) visit the Camden Riversharks (26-35, 50-81) for a day-night doubleheader. First pitch for game one is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. from Campbell’s Field and it will be seven innings. First pitch for game two is scheduled for 5:35 p.m. from Campbell’s Field and it will be nine innings. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 9-8 against Camden thus far on the year.
Due to Rutgers football coverage game one of the doubleheader will not be broadcasted via WCTC. WCTC will join game two in progress as soon as Saturday’s football coverage is over.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
Righty David Harden (10-2, 3.32 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Scott Gorgen (0-7, 6.14 ERA) will take the hill for the Sharks.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Righty Derell McCall (7-0, 3.59 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Jake Hale (3-5, 4.07 ERA) will take the hill for the Sharks.
The Patriots have made the playoffs for the first time since 2010. They will play the Sugar Land Skeeters in the first round of the tournament.
The Patriots have won 36 of their last 46 games, 24 of their last 30, 21 of their last 26 games and 8 of last 11. Somerset has won eight consecutive series.
Eye On The Prize
The Patriots trail the Skeeters by 3.0 games in the second half Freedom Division race.
History In The Making
If Somerset goes 1-8 in its final 9 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 (701). They also have the best team batting average (.277).
The Patriots bullpen has thrown 102.0 innings in the month of August and only allowed 26 runs. That’s good for a microscopic 2.29 ERA.
The Patriots are 73-16 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 13-29 when they score 3 or fewer runs.