Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (30-26, 77-49) host the York Revolution (31-24, 72-53) for the first game of a three game weekend set featuring these postseason bound squads. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. SPN.TV will stream the game live. Somerset is 6-11 against York this year and is in the midst of facing the Revs seven times in an 11 game span.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Left Matt Maloney (8-8, 3.66 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Scott Gorgen (6-8, 5.83 ERA) takes the hill for the Revs.
Who Wants To Catch?
The Patriots have used six different catchers within the last week
The Patriots are trying to repeat as half division title winners. They currently lead the 2nd Half Liberty Division standings by 0.5 games over Long Island with 14 games to go. The Ducks own the second half tiebreaker should they both finish with identical second half records.
The Patriots have surrendered at least 10 hits in 14 straight games to their opposition
The Patriots have scored double digit runs in three of their last six games.
Luis Montanez has hit safely in 12 of last 13 games. Corey Smith has hit safely in 22 of last 24 games. Ty Wright has hit safely in 13 of last 14 games. Jeff Dominguez has hit safely in 7 of last 8 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 44 saves. That’s 16 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 63-14 when they score four runs or more but only 14-35 when they score three runs or fewer.
Walk This Way
As an offense Somerset has drawn the most walks in the Atlantic League (424)
Lucky Number Seven
The Patriots are 52-3 when they lead after seven innings
New to our media network this week is an episode of Kids Corner.
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.