Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (6-4) travel to the Lone Star State to battle the Sugar Land Skeeters (5-5) from Constellation Field. First pitch is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. eastern time. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first game of a lengthy six game series as the Patriots are in the midst of a 10 game nonstop road trip.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Matt Langwell (0-0, 0.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Matt Wright (0-2, 7.00 ERA) will take the hill for the Skeeters.
The Somerset Patriots played a 7:00pm game last night then had a three hour drive back to Bridgewater. At 6:00am they had a flight from Newark to Houston followed by a 40 minute drive to Sugar Land. Tonight there’s a game at 8:00pm eastern then a noon eastern game on Wednesday.
Last year these two squads met the Freed Division Series first round of the playoffs. Somerset stunned Sugar Land by sweeping them winning three one run games. Sugar Land had 95 regular season wins (most all-time in Atlantic League history) while Somerset had 90 regular season wins (second most all-time in Atlantic League history).
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
Somerset has combined for just five hits and two runs in their last two games which were both losses.
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.