Lancaster, PA – Today the Somerset Patriots (6-2) travel to the Keystone State to battle the Lancaster Barnstormers (5-3) from Clipper Magazine Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the third game of a four game wrap around weekend series. The series has already featured nine different lead changes and five different ties.
Here is the audio clip of Nate Spears home run on his birthday from last night.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Matt Zielinski (1-0, 0.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Cody Scarpetta (0-1, 4.50 ERA) will take the hill for the Stormers.
100 Win Plateau Nearing
Brett Jodie has 96 career wins as manager. He’s looking to become fastest skipper to 100 wins in Atlantic League history
Four of Somerset’s six victories have been in come from behind fashion
Nate The Great
In the first eight games of the year Nate Spears is hitting .400 with 2 HRs and 9 RBI. He leads the Patriots in all three triple crown categories.
Welcome Back E-Mart
Yesterday Somerset welcomed by Eddy Martinez-Esteve. E-Mart was an All-Star last year as he hit .355 for the red, white and blue. With RISP he hit .388 and with two outs and RISP he hit .436.
Go Go Gailen Go
2012 Atlantic League MVP Blake Gailen has hit safely in all eight Barnstormer games. He has seven multi-hit games thus far.
James Skelton played with Somerset last year and tonight he faces his former team. With the Patriots Skelton played in 83 games, hit .268, smacked 4 HRs and drove in 28 RBI.
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 1:00 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.