Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (17-9) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (10-16) from TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first game of a four game wrap around weekend series. This marks the first meeting of the year between these two squads. In the offseason they flip flopped divisions.
Last night Somerset smacked a season-high five home runs. Here is audio of each blast courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Adam Donachie’s first home run
Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s first home run
Audio clip of Adam Donachie’s second home run
Audio clip of Cory Harrilchak’s home run
Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s second home run
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Erk Arnesen (2-1, 3.09 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Brian Burres (1-2, 1.73 ERA) will take the hill for the Crabs.
In Robbie Widlansky’s first 16 games he only had four RBI. In Robbie Widlansky’s last five games he has seven RBI.
The Patriots are 14-2 when they score four runs or more but only 3-7 when they score three runs or fewer.
In Somerset’s first 25 games they only hit 12 home runs. Last night Somerset smacked five long balls which was a season-high.
Luis Montanez has hit safely in 12 of his last 15 games. He leads the team in home runs (5) and tied for team lead in RBI (16).
Somerset’s pitching staff owns the best ERA in the Atlantic League at 3.13.
Somerset leads Long Island by 2.5 games in the first half Liberty Division race
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.