Bridgewater, NJ –Tonight the Somerset Patriots (19-9) host the Long Island Ducks (16-11) for the first game of a crucial three game weekend series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. There will be video via SPN.TV. The Patriots are 6-1 against the Ducks in 2016 and have already clinched the first half tiebreaker.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Mickey Storey (0-0, 3.86 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Darin Downs (2-1, 3.25 ERA) will toss for Long Island.
Second Time Around
In 13 appearances this year, Gus Schlosser has hurled 12.1 scoreless innings. Last year he yielded eight runs in 19.0 innings. Vinny Zarrillo has 8 RBI in 10 games. Last year he totaled 5 RBI in 23 games.
The have yielded six runs in the first inning over the last three games
Producing To All Fields
Matt Fields has at least one RBI in five of his last six games. He is tied for the Atlantic League lead in RBI with 19
Lack Of Fundamentals
The Patriots have committed at least one error in 12 of their last 13 games. They have committed the second most errors in the Atlantic League with 29.
Eric Farris in the midst of a nine game hitting streak
The Patriots have 10 come from behind wins this year
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 45. That’s 12 more than the next closest team. Nine different players have multiple steals.
Patience Is A Virtue
In 18 starts Rob Kral has 16 walks good for third most in the Atlantic League
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