Bridgeport, CT – Today the Somerset Patriots (25-11) take on the Bridgeport Bluefish (16-20) for a doubleheader from Harbor Yard. Game one is scheduled for 10:35 a.m. and game two will start approximately 30 minutes after the conclusion of game one. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Each contest will be seven innings. Somerset is 8-4 against Bridgeport this season. The Patriots are 17-5 in their last 22 games while the Bluefish are 2-9 in their last 11 games and have lost six straight.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
Righty Randy Boone (0-1, 2.72 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Reinaldo Lopez (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Righty R.J. Seidel (2-0, 1.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while the Bridgeport starter is still to be determined
The Patriots begin the day 5.0 games up on Long Island in the First Half Liberty Division race with 34 games to go.
The Patriots have established a new high-water mark of being 14 games above .500
The Patriots are 16-1 when leading after six innings. The bullpen collective ERA is 1.76. The bullpen has thrown 17.0 consecutive scoreless innings since Wednesday’s 9th inning.
Infielder Scott Kelly is 5-for-8 in the series with three bunt singles and two 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.
Setting The Tone
The Patriots are 18-2 this year when they score first
The Patriots are 14-2 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 10:35 a.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.