Bridgeport, CT –Today the Somerset Patriots (17-8) visit the Bridgeport Bluefish (8-16) for a day-night doubleheader. First pitch of game one is scheduled for 10:35 a.m. from Harbor Yard and will be seven innings. First pitch of game two is scheduled for 7:12 p.m. from Harbor Yard and will be nine innings. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Last night Bridgeport scored eight unanswered runs and capitalized on three Somerset errors to win the series opener 10-4. These two squads are the only Atlantic League flagship franchises remaining.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game One
Righty Scott McGregor (2-1, 2.02 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Dan Johnson (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport. McGregor boasts the seventh best ERA in the league. This is Johnson’s professional pitching debut. He is a knuckle ball hurler. He has 10 years of MLB experience as a hitter.
Starting Pitching Matchup Game Two
Lefty Matt Bywater (0-1, 7.50 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Mike Antonini (0-0, 0.00 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport. Bywater is throwing on 11 days reset. This is Antonini’s second straight year with the Bluefish.
Back Down To Earth
Since a record setting 13-0 start to the season, the Patriots are 4-8
Lack Of Fundamentals
The Patriots have committed five errors during their three game losing streak
Second Time Around
In 10 appearances this year, Gus Schlosser has hurled 11.0 scoreless innings. Last year he yielded eight runs in 19.0 innings
Eric Farris and Darwin Perez are in the midst of seven game hitting streaks
Power To All Fields
Matt Fields has 7 RBI in his last 4 games. He has at least one in each of his last four games.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have walked a league-high 103 times
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 38
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