York, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (37-28, 87-48) begin the final regular season series of 2015 as they travel to the Keystone State to battle the York Revolution (38-27, 62-73) for the first game of a four game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. from Santander Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 11-5 against the Revolution this year.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Kramer Sneed (0-0, 0.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Frank Gailey (5-3, 3.08 ERA) will toss for York
Smack The Quack
The Patriots first round playoff opponent will be the Long Island Ducks. The Patriots were 9-11 against the Ducks this year. 16 of the 20 meetings between these squads were decided by three runs or fewer. This is a rematch of the 2013 Championship Series.
Second Half Magic Number
Somerset’s magic number to clinch the Second Half Liberty Division Championship is 3 (any combination of Long Island losses/Somerset wins)
History On Horizon?
The Patriots must go 4-1 in their final 5 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 12 of his last 14 games where over that span he has 3 HRs, 13 RBI and is hitting .327
The Patriots have clubbed tree grand slams this month (Greg Hopkins, David Vidal, Matt Fields
A Cut Above The Rest
David Vidal has 4 HRs and 11 RBI this month
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 6:30 p.m. eastern on 1450 AM WCTC or www.wctcam.com.