Waldorf, MD – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (32-19) travel to battle the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (20-32) for the second game of a four game set from Regency Furniture Stadium. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 4-1 against the Crabs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Matt Langwell (2-3, 3.96 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Gaby Hernandez (0-3, 6.19 ERA) takes the hill for the Crabs.
Somerset leads Long Island by 3.5 games in the first half Liberty Division race. Somerset went 6-4 against Long Island in the first half so if these two squads finished tied after 70 games then Somerset would hold the tie breaker because the Patriots one the first half head-to-head series. The magic number is 16 (combination of Patriots wins and/or Ducks losses).
The Patriots are 27-3 when they score four runs or more but only 5-16 when they score three runs or fewer.
Best Of The Best
The Patriots are at their high water mark of being 13 games above .500. Somerset boasts best record in Atlantic League.
Ty Wright is in the midst of a 13 game hitting streak
Adam Donachie has eight RBI in his last three games
Jon Hunton is tied for the league lead in saves (15). He’s pitched in four of last five contest and saved three games in a row.
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 22- 1 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week is the Sparky Lyle Tribute Video as his No. 28 was retired. The next live stream game is Saturday, June 21st when Somerset host Bridgeport 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 games starting at 7:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.