Waldorf, MD – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (14-7) travel to battle the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (14-9) for the final game of a four game wrap around weekend series featuring these two first place squads. Somerset has won two of the first three in the set thus far. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Regency Furniture Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the final regular season game for the Patriots at Regency Furniture Stadium.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Mickey Storey (3-0, 1.17 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Brian Baker (1-0, 3.57 ERA) will toss for Southern Maryland.
Flare For The Dramatics
The Patriots have seven wins in their final at bat through their first 21 games including four walk-off wins
Number four hitter in the batting order Chris Marrero is 7-for-15 in the series
Extra Extra Read All About It
Both the Blue Crabs and Patriots have played extra innings in three of their last four games
Happy & Healthy
Both former big leaguers Mat Gamel (Brewers) and Scott Cousins (Marlins & Angels) returned to the Somerset lineup after missing a dozen games each with injuries
The Patriots boast the best team ERA in the Atlantic League at 1.90. Pitching Coach Cory Domel has done an excellent job.
Coming Back To Earth
Through the first 18 games the Somerset bullpen allowed seven earned runs. Through the last three games the Somerset bullpen allowed nine earned runs.
Nate Spears is in the midst of an eight game hitting streak
Setting The Tone
The Patriots are 11-2 this year when they score first
The Patriots are 7-0 when the smack a home run
They are 10-3 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 7:05 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.