Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (2-2, 52-22) host the Camden Riversharks (0-4, 25-49) for the second game of a five game midweek set featuring these Garden State foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Turnpike Series resumes as Somerset leads the 2015 version 7-2. First to 13 wins gets to hoist the New Jersey hardware as these two squads play each other 24 times.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Lucas Irvine (3-5, 2.60 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Wes Torrez (3-3, 5.17 ERA) will toss for Camden
The Patriots boast the best record in the Atlantic League and have secured a postseason bid for the third consecutive season and for the 12th time in the franchise’s 18 years of existence. The Patriots are 1st Half Liberty Division Champions.
The Patriots have established an Atlantic League record for most wins in a single half with 50. The previous high was 48 done once by the 2005 Atlantic City Surf and once by the 2013 Sugar Land Skeeters.
Best Against Worst
The Patriots have the best team ERA in league (2.54) while the Riversharks have the worst team ERA in league (4.50)
Robert Andino hit .186 in May, hit .276 in June and now is hitting .308 in July
The Patriots have committed the fewest errors in the Atlantic League (51)
David Vidal is the in the midst of a season-high 11 game hitting streak while Aharon Eggleston is in the midst of a season-high 9 game hitting streak
Nate Spears is 11-for-24 (.458) against Camden this year
The Patriots have already played 12 extra inning games and have 15 wins in their final at bat including eight walk-off wins
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.