Bridgewater, NJ – Happy Mother’s Day! Today the Somerset Patriots (8-6) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (8-6) for the rubber match of this three game weekend series featuring these two Atlantic League flagship franchises. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Matt Zielinski (0-0, 1.54 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler DJ Mitchell (2-0, 1.62 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport.
One And Done
The Patriots have scored just one run in their last 21 innings of play dating back to Thursday in Sugar Land, Texas
The Patriots have scored the fewest runs in the Atlantic League (36) while the Bluefish have scored the most runs in the Atlantic League (77).
Flare For The Dramatics
The Patriots have four wins in their final at bat in their first 14 games including two walk-off wins
The Somerset bullpen has been outstanding as they have logged 47.1 innings and allowed seven earned runs good for a 1.34 ERA.
Setting The Tone
The Patriots are 7-1 this year when they score first
The Patriots boast the best team ERA in the Atlantic League at 1.89
They are 6-2 in games decided by two runs or less
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 1:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.