Bridgewater, NJ – Today the Somerset Patriots (18-12, 68-32) take on the Sugar Land Skeeters (11-19, 47-53) in the third game of a four game series. First pitch is scheduled for 11:05 a.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots lead the season series 7-2 against the Skeeters and the all-time series is 43-26 in favor of Somerset. These two squads play each other 14 times from August 9th to September 7th.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Zach Clark (0-0, 2.25 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Matt Wright (5-6, 4.41 ERA) will toss for Sugar Land
In this series Patriots pitchers have tossed 18.0 innings and allowed no runs on six hits. Lucas Irvine and Will Oliver each tossed seven scoreless frames on Sunday and Monday respectively.
Eggs Sunny Side Up
All-Star Aharon Eggleston recently snapped his 20 game hitting streak and 36 game on base streak. He has reached base in 40 of his last 41 games.
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.
Burgess Blasts Off
In this series Michael Burgess has 4 hits, 3 RBI, 2 runs scored, 1 outfield assists, 1 stolen base
In his last 10 games Adam Donachie is 15-for-34 (.441) with seven RBI, two stolen bases and six runs scored. Since July 30th he has raised his batting average from .192 to .238. He has hit safely in 8 of his last 10 games.
Jon Hunton is 17-for-18 in save opportunities since June 19th
The Patriots have already played 14 extra inning games and have 18 wins in their final at bat including nine 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 11:05 a.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.