Camden, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (45-18) resume the Turnpike Series with the Camden Riversharks (26-37) as these two Garden State foes battle in the first game of a four game midweek set from Campbell’s Field. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is Somerset’s first trip to South Jersey in 2015. These two squads are 2-2 against each other this year. They play each other 24 times.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Randy Boone (3-1, 2.35 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Sean Gleason (4-5, 3.67 ERA) will toss for Camden
The Patriots begin the day 4.5 games up on Long Island in the First Half Liberty Division race with 7 games to go. These two squads only play each other three more times in the first half and it’s the final three games (68, 69, 70). The Ducks begin a four game series in Long Island against the Barnstormers starting tonight.
Magic Number = 4
The Magic Number to clinch the 1st Half Liberty Division is four (any combination of Patriots wins and/or Ducks losses)
It’s Shark Attack Time
The Patriots play the Sharks 13 times in the next 22 games
The Patriots have already played 12 extra inning games and have 15 wins in their final at bat including eight walk-off wins
I’ll Take Two
Thomas Neal leads the Atlantic League in doubles (20) and has eight RBI in his last five games
Somerset is 11-1-2 in its last 14 series
Former Big Leaguers Turning It Around
Robert Andino hit .186 in May but is hitting at a .278 clip in June. Nate Spears hit .200 in May but is hitting at a .302 clip in June
The Patriots are 25-2 when they smack a home run
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 32-4 this year when they score first
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.