Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (90-49) visit the Sugar Land Skeeters (95-45) for the first game of a best of five playoff series featuring these Freedom Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. eastern time from Constellation Field. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset and Sugar Land went 10-10 against each other in the regular season.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Erik Arnesen (13-4, 3.18 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Michael Nix (9-2, 1.87 ERA) will take the hill for the Skeeters.
Detailed Pitching Nuggets
Nix against Somerset (2 starts, 0-1, 6.55 ERA). Arnesen against Sugar Land (4 starts, 0-2, 4.50 ERA).
The Skeeters are in the playoffs for the first time in their franchise history. The Patriots have made the playoffs for the first time since 2010.
The Skeeters and Patriots tallied the two best all-time overall records in the Atlantic League’s 16 year history.
Offensive Fire Power
The Patriots led the Atlantic League in runs scored (748), walks drawn (515) and team batting average (.277).
The Skeeters (3.20 team ERA) had the best staff ERA in the league. The Patriots (3.62 team ERA) had the second best staff ERA in the league.
The Patriots are 77-17 when they score four or more runs. The Patriots are 13-32 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 8:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.