Bridgewater, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (16-7) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (13-10) for a day-night doubleheader from TD Bank Ballpark. Game one will be at 11:05 a.m. and be seven innings. Game two will be at 7:05 p.m. and be nine innings. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are on fire as they lead the Bluefish be three games in the Liberty Division. Somerset is 8-1 in its last nine games and is 9-1 at home this year.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
Righty David Harden (1-1, 5.40 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Shairon Martis (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Righty Lucas Irvine (1-2, 1.31 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Cory Riordan (0-0, 4.62 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport.
The following Patriots are in the midst of hitting streaks: Spears 9 games, Marrero 8 games, Neal 5 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 1.85. Meanwhile Bridgeport has the second best collective ERA at 3.02.
The Bluefish have scored the most runs (116) in the Atlantic League while the Patriots have scored the fewest runs (76) in the Atlantic League
Setting The Tone
The Patriots are 12-2 this year when they score first
The Patriots are 9-0 when the smack a home run
They are 11-3 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 11:05 a.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.