Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (43-23, 89-47) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (29-37, 52-84) for the finale game of a three game midweek series featuring these flagship franchises. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the rubber match of the set. Somerset is 15-4 against Bridgeport this year.
Last night the Patriots smacked three home runs in route to a 5-1 victory. The following are the audio highlights of the homers courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Yunesky Sanchez’s HR
Audio clip of Bobby Stevens’ HR
Audio clip of Angel Sanchez’s HR
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Josh Lowey (13-8, 2.96 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Cole McCurry (0-2, 7.39 ERA) will take the hill for the Fish.
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 39 of their last 51 games, 27 of their last 35, 24 of their last 31 games and 11 of last 16. Somerset has won eight of its last nine series.
Eye On The Prize
The Patriots trail the Skeeters by 3.0 games in the second half Freedom Division race.
Best Year Ever
Somerset has totaled 89 wins which is the single season record for most wins in a season by one Patriots team. The 89 wins are also good for the second most wins all-time in a single season in Atlantic League history (16 years of existence).
Offensive Fire Power
The Patriots have scored the most runs in the Atlantic League (734). They also have the best team batting average (.279).
The Patriots are 76-16 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 13-31 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.