Bridgewater, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (13-10, 60-33) travel to South Jersey for a day-night doubleheader as they battle the Camden Riversharks (11-11, 34-58) from Campbell’s Field. Game one will be at 12:05 p.m. and be seven innings. Game two will be at 7:05 p.m. and be nine innings. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first meeting between these Garden State foes since May 22nd. Somerset leads Camden in the Turnpike Series 7-3 this year.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
Lefty Daniel Herrera (4-0, 2.02 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Anthony Montefusco (0-0, 0.00 ERA) takes the hill for the Sharks.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Righty Gary Moran (9-3, 4.79 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Ryan Kulik (2-1, 1.96 ERA) takes the hill for the Sharks.
Closer Jon Hunton leads the Atlantic League with 33 saves. That’s eight more than anyone else in the league. He has only blown one save since June 1st.
Garden State Love
Somerset is in the midst of playing 20 straight games in the state of New Jersey
Luis Montanez has hit safely in 19 of his last 21 games
Getting Smitty With It
Corey Smith is in the midst of an 11 game hitting streak
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 52-7 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 (319)
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 41-2 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 games starting at 12:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.