Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (38-20) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (19-38) for the final 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. Tonight’s game will be broadcasted via SPN.TV. Somerset has won the first four contests in the set and is 6-1 against Bridgeport in 2014.
Somerset notched its season-high sixth straight victory last night. Here are the highlights courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s game tying RBI double
Audio clip of Mike Wilson’s go ahead two run homer
Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s RBI single that provided insurance
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Erik Arnesen (6-3, 4.09 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Matt Iannazzo (1-2, 2.75 ERA) takes the hill for the Fish.
Somerset leads Long Island by 4.5 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 8 (combination of Patriots wins and/or Ducks losses).
The Patriots have won a season-high six straight games. They are 9-1 in their last 10. The Bluefish have lost seven straight games.
The Patriots are 8-1 when SPN.TV televises the game
The Patriots are 33-3 when they score four runs or more but only 5-17 when they score three runs or fewer.
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith is 6-for-10 in the series with 6 RBI. He has five homers on the season and four of them have occurred against the Bluefish.
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 26-1 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 Thursday, July 3rd when Somerset host Lancaster 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.