Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (21-10) host the Long Island Ducks (18-13) for the second game of a four game series featuring these Liberty Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset leads the all-time series 144-142 as these two New York and New Jersey squads have been rivals since 2000. This is a rematch of the 2013 Atlantic League Championship Series.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Sean Bierman (3-1, 2.22 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Mickey Jannis (2-2, 2.37 ERA) will toss for Long Island.
The Patriots have won five straight series
Chris Marrero is in the midst of a 15 game hitting streak. He is hitting .431 over that span with 4 HRs and 12 RBI and 9 doubles.
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston is in the midst of a six game hitting streak and Somerset is 11-0 when he bats in the 2-hole
The Patriots are 14-1 when leading after six innings. The bullpen collective ERA is 2.04.
Turning It Around
In his first 11 games Mat Gamel had two RBI…in his last four games Mat Gamel has nine RBI. In his first 22 games Robert Andino had four RBI…in his last four games Robert Andino has six RBI.
Time To Grind
From May 27th to July 5th the Patriots play 40 games in 40 days. Only one scheduled off day during that time frame.
The Patriots are 4-0 on games played on a Thursday this year
Setting The Tone
The Patriots are 15-2 this year when they score first
The Patriots are 12-2 when the smack a home run
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.