Central Islip, NY – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (13-6, 63-26) travel to the Empire State to battle the Long Island Ducks (7-11, 53-35) in the second game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from Bethpage Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 7-7 against Long Island in 2015. This is the third different series at The Pond for Somerset this month. They play Long Island 12 times in a 27 game span.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Lucas Irvine (5-5, 2.57 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Ian Marshall (4-5, 3.50 ERA) will toss for Long Island
Eggs Sunny Side Up
All-Star Aharon Eggleston snapped his 20 game hitting streak on Saturday. That was the longest hitting streak by any Atlantic League player this season. He has reached base in 31 straight games
The Patriots begin a seven game road trip tonight and are in the midst of playing 14 of 17 on the road. They boast the best road record in the Atlantic League at 31-11
Start Me Up
The Patriots starting pitchers have tossed a quality start (at least 6.0 innings and 3 earned runs or fewer) in 13 straight outings
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.
Smacking The Quack
Four of Michael Burgess’ six home runs have come against the Flock and 11 of his 26 RBI have come against the Flock
Andino The Bambino
Robert Andino has a 10 game hitting streak and has seven multi-hit games over that stretch. He hit .186 in May, .276 in June, .349 in July
The Patriots have already played 13 extra inning games and have 18 wins in their final at bat including nine walk-off wins
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