Central Islip, NY – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (21-13) travel to The Pond to battle the Long Island Ducks (18-14) from Bethpage Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Long Island won the series opener last night 6-5 in walk-off fashion as Joash Brodin drilled a RBI single to complete a three run ninth inning for the Flock.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Gary Moran (1-2, 5.76 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Fernando Hernandez (2-1, 2.28 ERA) will take the hill for the Ducks.
Somerset leads the all-time series 136-133 including playoffs. Somerset is 2-2 against Long Island in 2014. These two teams have been meeting since 2000.
The Patriots are 16-3 when they score four runs or more but only 5-10 when they score three runs or fewer.
Somerset’s pitching staff owns the best ERA in the Atlantic League at 3.14.
Somerset leads Long Island by 2.0 games in the first half Liberty Division race
New episodes on SPN.TV this week include the Brett Jodie Show and the Reporter Round Table. The next live stream game is Wednesday, June 4th then Thursday, June 5th when Somerset host York from TD Bank Ballpark.
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.