New Britain, CT – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (25-19) visit the New Britain Bees (21-21) for the first game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:35 p.m. from New Britain Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. This is the first all-time meeting between Somerset and New Britain. They will face each other 10 times the final 26 games of the first half. Radio coverage on WCTC will start at 7:00 p.m. due to prescheduled programming. So we’ll join the game in progress.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Jeremy Horst (3-1, 3.52 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow southpaw Josh Outman (1-2, 3.96 ERA) will toss for New Britain.
After 44 games the Patriots lead the Ducks by 0.5 games in the Liberty Division race. The Patriots do indeed own the tiebreaker. Long Island is at York tonight. The New Britain Bees are 3.0 back.
After losing three straight series the Patriots have won back-to-back series
Start Me Up
Over the last six games the starting pitchers are boasting a 2.36 ERA (10 runs in 38.2 innings).
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston is in the midst of a season-high 9 game hitting streak
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 66. That’s 18 more than the next closest team. Scott Kelly leads the league with 18. Mycal Jones is second in league with 15.
James Skelton, a catcher for Somerset in 2013 and 2015, is on New Britain this year. Skelton was an All-Star for the Patriots last year as he helped the Somerset Patriots end their six year title drought.
Going Down To Go Up
Trayvon Robinson is 12-for-35 (.343) with 2 HRs and 4 RBI since being dropped in the batting order to the sixth or seventh or eighth hole. This is all during the last nine games.
Keeping Up With The Jones
Mycal Jones has raised his batting average 101 points over his last 17 games. He went from .194 to .295 and has hit safely in 15 of his last 17 games.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn 16 more walks than the next closest team in the league
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