July 2nd Game Notes; Patriots @ Riversharks


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Camden, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (48-18) commute for the Turnpike Series with the Camden Riversharks (26-40) as these two Garden State foes battle in the final game of a four game midweek set from Campbell’s Field. Somerset is in sweep mode as Camden is in salvage mode. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 5-2 against Camden in 2015. These two squads play each other 24 times so first to 13 victories wins the Turnpike Cup.

First pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.
First pitch scheduled for 7:05 p.m.

Starting Pitching Matchup

Lefty Matt Zielinski (2-1, 2.68 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Daniel Herrera (2-1, 6.41 ERA) will toss for Camden

Magic Number = 1

The Magic Number to clinch the 1st Half Liberty Division is two. Somerset can clinch tonight as the Patriots would have to win OR the Ducks would have to lose to the Barnstormers. The Ducks are playing at home where they’ve won 16 straight games at The Pond. The Ducks game starts 30 minutes prior to the Patriots game.

History On Horizon

The Patriots have tied the Atlantic League record for most wins in a half at 48. The Atlantic City Surf also won 48 games in 2005 as did the 2013 Sugar Land Skeeters.

It’s Shark Attack Time

The Patriots play the Sharks 13 times over a 22 game span from June 29th to July 23rd

Cardiac Pats

The Patriots have already played 12 extra inning games and have 15 wins in their final at bat including eight walk-off wins

Hit Parade

The Patriots have tallied double figure hits in each of the first three games of this series

Setting The Tone

The Patriots are 33-4 this year when they score first

Vidal Clobbers Camden

Of David Vidal’s 22 RBI this season, nine have come against Camden

Series Sealers

Somerset is 12-1-2 in its last 15 series

Nate The Great

Nate Spears hit .200 in May but hit .347 in June. He is currently in the midst of a 15 game road hitting streak.

Power Ball

The Patriots are 27-2 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

Follow Us

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.


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