Sugar Land, TX– Today the Somerset Patriots (41-21) are in the Lone Star State to battle the Sugar Land Skeeters (32-29) for the final game of a four game weekend series from Constellation Field. First pitch is scheduled for 3:05 p.m. eastern time. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots have won two of the first three games in this set. The Patriots are 9-3 against the Skeeters in 2014. Somerset is 12-2 in its last 14 contest.
Last night Luis Montanez homered twice in a game for the second time this year. Below is audio of the homers courtesy of WCTC…
Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s solo homer in the fourth inning
Audio clip of Luis Montanez’s solo homer in the eighth inning
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Matt Langwell (3-5, 3.62 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Matt Wright (5-5, 3.75 ERA) takes the hill for the Skeeters.
Somerset leads Long Island by 6.0 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 3 (combination of Patriots wins and/or Ducks losses).
Best Half Ever…
The most wins in a single half by a Somerset Patriots team is 46 accomplished in the first half of 2013. This year’s squad must go 6-2 in its final eight games to break that record.
Swatting The Skeeters
Since August of 2013 the Patriots are 15-4 against the Skeeters including the playoffs
The Patriots are 36-4 when they score four runs or more but only 5-17 when they score three runs or fewer.
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston hit just .177 in the month of May but is hitting .370 in the month of June.
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith is in the midst of an nine game hitting streak
Adam Donachie has hit safely in 11 of his last 12 games
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 28-1 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week the Brett Jodie Show as the skipper talks about the red hot Somerset Patriots and discusses the World Cup. 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 3:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.