Bridgeport, CT – Today the Somerset Patriots (6-4, 52-27) travel to the Nutmeg State to battle the Bridgeport Bluefish (5-5, 27-53) for the series finale from Harbor Yard. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset looks for the sweep like Bridgeport looks to salvage the set. Somerset is 13-1 against Bridgeport this season including having won 13 straight games against the Fish.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Matt Zielinski (7-3, 3.19 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Hunter Jones (4-7, 4.08 ERA) takes the hill for the Fish.
All-Star Corey Smith has 5 HRs and 12 RBI against Bluefish pitching this season
Luis Montanez is in the midst of a nine game hitting streak while Ty Wright is in the midst of an eight game hitting streak.
The Patriots are at a new high-water mark of being 25 games above .500. They boast the best record in the Atlantic League and are in 1st place in the 2nd Half Liberty Division race.
The Somerset Patriots are the 2014 1st Half Liberty Division Champions! This is their 13th Half Title in franchise history as the Patriots are going to the playoffs for some serious September baseball! The Patriots have elected to take the back three games of the first round series at home so they will open up the postseason on the road. Tickets are on sale by calling 908-252-0700.
Pitcher Matt Sommo returns to Bridgeport for the first time since being released from the organization a couple of weeks ago. Sommo spent the last year and a half with Bridgeport and was born in New Haven, CT. He was 2-0 with a 6.04 ERA in 18 games with the Fish this year before latching on with Somerset.
The Patriots are 46-5 when they score four runs or more but only 6-22 when they score three runs or fewer.
Walk This Way
As an offense Somerset has drawn the most walks in the Atlantic League (280)
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 35-1 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week is Behind The Scenes with the Front Office Staff. The next live stream game is Saturday, July 26th when Somerset host the York Revolution 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 1:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.