Sugar Land, TX – Today the Somerset Patriots (7-5) are in the Lone Star State to battle the Sugar Land Skeeters (6-6) from Constellation Field. First pitch is scheduled for 12:05 p.m. eastern time. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the third game of a lengthy six game series as the Patriots are in the midst of a 10 game nonstop road trip. Sugar Land won the series opener 4-2 as third baseman Travis Scott’s two RBI single was the difference. Somerset won yesterday afternoon 7-5 in 10 innings as Adam Donachie smacked a go ahead RBI single.
Audio clip of Donachie’s go ahead clutch RBI single from yesterday’s dramatic victory
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Matt Maloney (1-0, 3.27 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Steve Hammond (0-1, 6.42 ERA) will take the hill for the Skeeters.
Flipping The Script
After totaling just nine hits in their previous three games combined, Somerset banged out a season-high 17 hits yesterday afternoon.
Blame The Room Service
Somerset is 5-1 at home but just 2-4 on the road
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 97 career wins as manager. He’s looking to become fastest skipper to 100 wins in Atlantic League history
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 12:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.