Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (19-12, 69-32) take on the Sugar Land Skeeters (11-20, 47-54) in the final game of a four game series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots lead the season series 8-2 against the Skeeters and the all-time series is 44-26 in favor of Somerset. These two squads play each other 14 times from August 9th to September 7th.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty R.J. Seidel (2-3, 2.81 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Derek Blacksher (4-3, 2.26 ERA) will toss for Sugar Land
After having lost four games in a row the Patriots have responded with a current four game winning streak
The Atlantic League playoffs begin exactly six weeks from today
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 42 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 his last 11 games Adam Donachie is 16-for-37 (.432) with nine RBI, two stolen bases and seven runs scored. Since July 30th he has raised his batting average from .192 to .239. He has hit safely in 9 of his last 11 games.
Jon Hunton is 18-for-19 in save opportunities since June 19th
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