Bridgeport, CT – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (35-27, 85-47) travel to Connecticut to take on the Bridgeport Bluefish (28-34, 54-78) in the first game of a three game midweek series featuring these Liberty Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Harbor Yard. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first meeting between the Patriots and Bluefish since June 18th. The Patriots are 12-5 against the Bluefish this year. This is the start of the final week of the 2015 regular season.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Will Oliver (5-1, 2.93 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Matt Iannazzo (5-10, 4.82 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport
Second Half Race
Somerset leads the Second Half Liberty Division race by 2.5 games over Long Island and 7.0 games over Bridgeport. There are only 8 games remaining in the regular season.
History On Horizon?
The Patriots must go 6-2 in their final 8 games to set a franchise record for most overall wins in a season. The franchise record is 90 accomplished in 2013.
Greg Hopkins has hit safely in 10 of his last 11 games where over that span he has 2 HRs, 10 RBI and is hitting .317
Fear The Spear
Nate Spears is hitting .364 this month
A Cut Above The Rest
David Vidal has 4 HRs and 11 RBI this month
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.
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.