Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (37-20) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (19-37) for the fourth game of a lengthy five game series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset has won the first three contest in the set and is 5-1 against Bridgeport in 2014.
Yesterday the pride of Piscataway Corey Smith will the Patriots to victory in the doubleheader sweep. Here is the audio clip of his two run homer in game one and here is the audio clip of his tie breaking two RBI double in game two.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Matt Langwell (2-5, 3.86 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Kanekoa Texeira (3-2, 3.31 ERA) takes the hill for the Fish.
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 won the first half head-to-head series. The magic number is 10 (combination of Patriots wins and/or Ducks losses).
The Patriots have won eight of their last nine games. The Bluefish have lost six straight.
The Patriots are 32-3 when they score four runs or more but only 5-17 when they score three runs or fewer.
Ty Wright has hit safely in 15 of his last 17 games
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith is 4-for-7 in the series with 5 RBI. He has four homers on the season and three of them have occurred against the Bluefish.
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 25-1 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week Behind The Scenes with Groundskeeper Dan Purner. There’s also a new episode of Kids Corner starring Matty and an episode of Let’s Get Social. The next live stream game is Tuesday, June 24th 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 game starting at 7:05 p.m. on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.