York, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (28-23, 75-46) travel to the Keystone state to battle the York Revolution (29-22, 70-51) for the final game of a four game wrap around weekend series featuring these two postseason bound squads. First pitch is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. from Santander Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 5-11 against York this year and just 2-7 in York against the Revs.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty David Harden (1-5, 5.47 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Alain Quijano (10-7, 3.95 ERA) takes the hill for the Revs.
The Patriots are trying to repeat as half division title winners. They currently lead the 2nd Half Liberty Division standings by 3.0 games over Long Island with 19 games to go. The Ducks own the second half tiebreaker should they both finish with identical second half records.
Somerset has lost three in a row for just the third time all year. They’ve lost five of their last six overall.
The Patriots have surrendered at least 10 hits in nine straight games to their opposition
Ty Wright and Luis Montanez are each in the midst of nine game hitting streaks. Corey Smith has hit safely in 18 of his last 19 ball games.
The Patriots have 36 come from behind wins, 18 wins in their final at bat and seven walk-off wins this year
Closer Jon Hunton leads the Atlantic League with 42 saves. That’s 14 more than anyone else in the league. Hunton has already set the Atlantic League single season saves record as he broke Mike Guilfoyle’s record of 40 done in 2003 with Bridgeport.
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 62-12 when they score four runs or more but only 13-34 when they score three runs or fewer.
Walk This Way
As an offense Somerset has drawn the most walks in the Atlantic League (414)
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 50-3 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week is an episode of Kids Corner. The next live stream broadcast will be Friday, September 5th at TD Bank Ballpark against the York Revolution.
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 5:00 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.