Lancaster, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (9-0) visit the Lancaster Barnstormers (5-4) for the third game of a four game weekend series. First pitch from Clipper Magazine Stadium is scheduled for 7:00 p.m. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are off to their best start in franchise history.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Scott McGregor (1-0, 1.80 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Bryan Woodall (1-0, 0.00 ERA) will toss for Lancaster. Each is making his second start of the season.
Survival of Fittest
Somerset is the lone unbeaten team in the Atlantic League. Every other team has at least four losses.
Somerset has four come from behind wins this season. Twice they have erased three run deficits.
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Two-time Atlantic League All-Star Aharon Eggleston is off to a scorching start offensively. He is 9-for-20 (.450) with 2 HRs and 4 RBI in five games played
Patriots bullpen this year: 38.0 innings, 24 hits, 10 BBs, 37 Ks, 4 earned runs which is good for a 0.95 ERA
Any Pitch You Wish
Patriots pitchers, led by fourth year Pitching Coach Cory Domel, have the No. 1 ERA in the Atlantic League at 1.87. They’ve issued the fewest walks as well at 19 BBs.
The Patriots have clubbed seven home runs which is tied for most in the league. They’ve been hit by five different players.
The Patriots are 15-for-17 in stolen bases this year. Scott Kelly paces the way with five swiped bags.
Mike Thomas has tossed 6.0 scoreless innings to start his Somerset tenure. Efrain Nieves has tossed 8.0 scoreless innings to start his Somerset tenure. Connor Little, a September acquisition last year, has tossed 6.0 straight scoreless frames.
Hello Mr. Robinson
Trayvon Robinson is in the midst of a team-high seven game hitting streak
Jon Hunton, entering his 5th year with the Patriots, is four saves away from becoming the all-time saves leader in Atlantic League history. He currently has 131. Jim Ed Warden, formerly of Southern Maryland, holds the mark with 134.
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