Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (44-23, 90-47) host the Long Island Ducks (31-37, 61-77) for the second game of a three game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 12-6 against Long Island this year.
Last night the Patriots notched their 35th come from behind victory as they erased a five run deficit to win 9-5. The following are audio highlights courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Corey Smith’s solo home run
Audio clip of Jeff Baisley’s game tying three run home run
Audio clip of Eddy Martinez-Esteve’s go ahead home run
Audio clip of Corey Smith’s second homer of the evening
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Graham Taylor (10-5, 3.47 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Shaun Garceau (1-1, 1.92 ERA) will take the hill for the Ducks.
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 40 of their last 52 games, 28 of their last 36, 25 of their last 32 games and 12 of last 17. Somerset has won eight of its last 10 series.
Offensive Fire Power
The Patriots lead the Atlantic League in runs scored (743), walks drawn (509) and team batting average (.279).
Best Year Ever
Somerset has totaled 90 wins which is the single season record for most wins in a season by one Patriots team. The 90 wins are also good for the second most wins all-time in a single season in Atlantic League history (16 years of existence).
The Patriots are 77-16 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.