Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (12-10, 59-33) host the Lancaster Barnstormers (12-9, 51-40) for the final game of a four game series from TD Bank Ballpark. First pitch is scheduled at 7:05 p.m. Tonight’s broadcast will be on SPN.TV. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 11-2 when SPN.TV televises a game. Somerset has won two of the first three games in the set. Tonight marks the final game of the longest homestand of the year (10 games).
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty David Purcey (0-0, 3.60 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Mark Rogers (3-5, 4.29 ERA) takes the hill for the Stormers.
Closer Jon Hunton leads the Atlantic League with 32 saves. That’s seven 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
Luis Montanez has hit safely in 18 of his last 20 games
Ty Wright hit .373 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 51-7 when they score four runs or more but only 8-26 when they score three runs or fewer.
Walk This Way
As an offense Somerset has drawn the most walks in the Atlantic League (310)
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 40-2 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 7:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.