Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (23-18) host the Bridgeport Bluefish (14-26) for the first game of a 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 2-2 against the Bluefish this year. This is a rare home series for Somerset as they are in the midst of playing 13 of 16 on the road.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Scott McGregor (2-4, 3.97 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Mike Antonini (3-4, 2.74 ERA) will toss for Bridgeport.
After 41 games the Patriots lead the Ducks by 0.5 games in the Liberty Division race. The Patriots do indeed own the tiebreaker.
The Patriots began the year 11-1 at home but are just 1-7 at TD Bank Ballpark since
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 60. That’s 16 more than the next closest team. Scott Kelly leads the league with 16. Mycal Jones is second in league with 14. The team has only been caught 11 times all year. Through 41 games last year Somerset only had 34 steals.
Switching Things Up
After struggling hitting right handed, Matt Fields will be a switch hitter for the first time since 2011.
Going Down To Go Up
Trayvon Robinson is 9-for-27 (.333) with 2 HRs and 4 RBI since being dropped in the batting order to the seventh or eighth hole. This is all during the last seven games.
Keeping Up With The Jones
After hitting .179 in April, Mycal Jones hit .320 in May. He has hit safely in 12 of his last 14 games and raised his batting average 92 points over that span.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn 21 more walks than the next closest team in the league
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