Bridgewater, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (10-9, 56-32) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (10-8, 39-49) for the rubber match from TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 9-4 against Crustacean Nation this year. With a victory the Patriots would match their high-water mark of the season by being 25 games above .500.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Matt Maloney (5-5, 3.37 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Ian Marshall (7-5, 3.47 ERA) takes the hill for the Crabs.
Closer Jon Hunton leads the Atlantic League with 30 saves. That’s six more than anyone else in the league. He has only blown one save since June 1st.
Home Sweet Home
Somerset is in the midst of playing 17 of 20 games at home
In 11 games with the Patriots, Daryle Ward has already tallied five multi-hit games, 7 RBI and two home runs.
Ty Wright is hitting .369 in the month of July
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.
The Patriots are 49-7 when they score four runs or more but only 7-25 when they score three runs or fewer.
Walk This Way
As an offense Somerset has drawn the most walks in the Atlantic League (303)
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 39-2 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week is an episode of the Brett Jodie Show. The next SPN.TV live stream game will be on Friday, August 1st.
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 11:05 a.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.