Bridgewater, NJ –Tonight the Somerset Patriots (19-10) host the Long Island Ducks (17-11) for the second 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. The Patriots are 6-2 against the Ducks in 2016 and have already clinched the first half tiebreaker. Somerset’s lead in the division was as many as 6.0 but it has dwindled to 1.5. Somerset has a 6-10 record since their record setting 13-0 start.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Jeremy Horst (2-0, 1.93 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Bobby Blevins (1-1, 3.37 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 9 RBI in 11 games. Last year he totaled 5 RBI in 23 games.
Producing To All Fields
Matt Fields 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 14 games. They have committed the second most errors in the Atlantic League with 29.
Eric Farris in the midst of a 10 game hitting streak. He has the 4th best BA in league at .318
Keeping Up With The Jones
Mycal Jones has six hits in his last eight at bats
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 47. That’s 14 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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