Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (14-1) visit the Sugar Land Skeeters (8-7) for the first game of a three game weekend series. First pitch from Constellation Field is scheduled for 8:05 p.m. eastern time. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Both teams had to take early morning flights to fly from the northeast to the southwest.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Scott McGregor (1-0, 0.77 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Sean Gallagher (1-1, 3.68 ERA) will toss for Sugar Land.
Jon Hunton, entering his 5th year with the Patriots, is one save away from becoming the all-time saves leader in Atlantic League history. He currently has 134, matching Jim Ed Warden, formerly of Southern Maryland.
Somerset has eight come from behind wins this season. Last night they erased a six run seventh inning hole. Twice they have erased three run deficits. They have four one-run wins, five last at bat wins and three extra inning wins.
The Patriots have tallied at least four runs 13 times in 15 games
Scott Kelly is in the midst of a seven game hitting streak. He leads the league in steals (8). He has the third best batting average in the Atlantic League coming in at a .388 clip.
Trayvon Robinson is in the midst of a team-high 12 game hitting streak. Aharon Eggleston is in the midst of an eight game hitting streak.
This series features two of the best skippers in the Atlantic League. Gary Gaetti was the 2013 Manager of the Year. Brett Jodie was the 2015 Manager of the Year. Both are former MLB players.
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