Central Islip, NY –Tonight the Somerset Patriots (14-4) visit the Long Island Ducks (10-6) for the first game of a three game midweek series featuring these Liberty Division foes. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from Bethpage Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 4-0 against the Ducks this year. Somerset has lost 4 of 5 since their perfect 13-0 start. Long Island has rattled off nine straight wins since starting a dismal 1-6.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Jeremy Horst (1-0, 2.11 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Bobby Blevins (1-0, 2.40 ERA) will toss for Long Island.
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.
Happy 45th Birthday to Somerset Hitting Coach Glen Barker
The last eight games for the Patriots have been decided by three runs or less
The Patriots have only drilled one home run in their last seven games
RU Ready For Domination
Rutgers University product, Vinny Zarrillo, had 5 RBI in 23 games last year with Somerset. This year in 3 games he has 4 RBI.
The Patriots bullpen boasts a collective 2.01 ERA. Relievers Evan Meek, Kyler Newby, and Gus Schlosser have yet to yield a run.
Scott Kelly leads the league in steals (10). He has the fourth best batting average in the Atlantic League coming in at a .350 clip.
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.
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