Sugar Land, TX – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (14-2) visit the Sugar Land Skeeters (9-7) for the middle game of a three game weekend series. First pitch from Constellation Field is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. eastern time. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Sugar Land doubled up Somerset in the opener last night 4-2. Roy Merritt, the 2015 Atlantic League Championship Series MVP, tallied the win against his former club.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Matt Bywater (0-0, 7.04 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Parker Frazier (2-0, 4.23 ERA) will toss for Sugar Land. Frazier hurled for Bridgeport last year.
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. 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 16 games
Happy 25th Birthday to Scott Kelly! He is in the midst of an eight 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 .377 clip.
Trayvon Robinson is in the midst of a team-high 13 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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