Bridgewater, NJ –Today the Somerset Patriots (17-6) host the Lancaster Barnstormers (9-13) for the rubber match of the three game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 1:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 5-1 against Lancaster in 2016. Friday the Patriots tallied a season-high 12 runs in the series opening victory. Lancaster responded erasing a six run deficit to win the middle game of the set last night. The Patriots have won five of the first six series they’ve played in this year.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Jeremy Horst (2-0, 1.57 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Terry Doyle (0-1, 8.30 ERA) will toss for Lancaster.
The Patriots offensive has scored 28 runs in its last three games
Welcome Back To The Lineup
In his first game back since being sidelined 11 games with a calf injury, Brad Snyder tallied two hits including a homer last night
In the Brett Jodie Era, the Patriots are 43-24 against the Barnstormers
Eric Farris is tied for third in the league in RBI (15)
Formula Is Four
The Patriots are 15-2 when they score at least four runs
Start Me Up
In the last six games the Patriots starting pitchers boast a 1.88 ERA. 8 earned runs in 38.2 innings.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have walked a league-high 97 times
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 33. Nine different players have at least one stolen base.
RU Ready For Domination
Rutgers University product, Vinny Zarrillo, had 5 RBI in 23 games last year with Somerset. This year in 7 games he has 6 RBI.
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