Central Islip, NY – Today the Somerset Patriots (22-13) travel to The Pond to battle the Long Island Ducks (18-15) from Bethpage Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 1:35 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the rubber match. The Ducks won the series opener in walk-off fashion while the Patriots bounced back last night notching their fifth shutout of the season.
Here is audio from yesterday’s convincing 8-0 victory courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Ty Wright’s RBI sac fly
Audio clip of Nate Spears’ RBI single
Audio clip of Robbie Widlansky’s RBI double
Audio clip of Eddy Martinez-Esteve’s two RBI single
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Matt Langwell (2-3, 4.17 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Jared Lansford (1-1, 4.00 ERA) will take the hill for the Ducks.
Somerset leads the all-time series 137-133 including playoffs. Somerset is 3-2 against Long Island in 2014. These two teams have been meeting since 2000.
The Patriots are 17-3 when they score four runs or more but only 5-10 when they score three runs or fewer.
Defense Wins Championships
Somerset has committed the fewest errors (24) in the Atlantic League
Somerset’s pitching staff owns the best ERA in the Atlantic League at 3.05.
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith has the ninth best batting average (.316) in the Atlantic League
Somerset leads Long Island by 3.0 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 1:35 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.