Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (23-16, 70-39) host the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (20-19, 49-60) for the second game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 11-4 against Crustacean Nation this year.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Gary Moran (10-3, 4.37 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Ian Marshall (8-8, 4.06 ERA) takes the hill for the Crabs.
In Gary Moran’s 18 starts the Patriots are 15-3. He has not lost a game in a span of 12 starts (June 5th)
Somerset has only smacked one home run over its last six games
Corey Smith is in the midst of a seven game hitting streak
The Patriots have 33 come from behind wins, 16 wins in their final at bat and seven walk-off wins this year
Closer Jon Hunton leads the Atlantic League with 38 saves. That’s 10 more than anyone else in the league. He has only blown two saves since June 1st. Hunton has already established a single season franchise record for most saves in a year and Hunton is three saves away from breaking the Atlantic League record for most saves in a year.
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 trying to repeat as half division title winners. They currently lead the 2nd Half Liberty Division standings by 6.0 games over Long Island.
The Patriots are 58-9 when they score four runs or more but only 12-30 when they score three runs or fewer.
Walk This Way
As an offense Somerset has drawn the most walks in the Atlantic League (376)
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 48-2 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week is an episode of Patriots Legacy and Covering All The Bases. The next SPN.TV live stream game will be on Wednesday, August 20th.
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.