Camden, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (47-18) commute for the Turnpike Series with the Camden Riversharks (26-39) as these two Garden State foes battle in the third 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. Somerset is 4-2 against Camden in 2015. These two squads play each other 24 times so first to 13 victories wins the Turnpike Cup.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Mickey Storey (4-0, 1.81 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Zachary Clark (2-3, 4.42 ERA) will toss for Camden
Magic Number = 2
The Magic Number to clinch the 1st Half Liberty Division is two. Somerset can clinch tonight as the Patriots would have to win AND the Ducks would have to lose to the Barnstormers. The Ducks are playing at home where they’ve won 15 straight games at The Pond. The Ducks game starts 30 minutes prior to the Patriots game.
History On Horizon
The Patriots are one win away from tying the Atlantic League record for most wins in a half at 48. The Atlantic City Surf won 48 games in 2005 as did the 2013 Sugar Land Skeeters.
Hey Mickey You So Fine
The Patriots are 6-0 in games Mickey Storey starts
It’s Shark Attack Time
The Patriots play the Sharks 13 times over a 22 game span from June 29th to July 23rd
The Patriots have already played 12 extra inning games and have 15 wins in their final at bat including eight walk-off wins
Somerset is 11-1-2 in its last 14 series
Nate The Great
Nate Spears hit .200 in May but hit .347 in June. He is currently in the midst of a 14 game road hitting streak.
The Patriots are 26-2 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 33-4 this year when they score first
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