Lancaster, PA – Today the Somerset Patriots (26-22) visit the Lancaster Barnstormers (25-21) for the middle game of a three game series. First pitch is scheduled for 2:00 p.m. from Clipper Magazine Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 5-3 against the Barnstormers this year. The Patriots won the first five meetings of the year but the Barnstormers have taken the last three. This is the final series in the first half between these two teams.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Left Jeremy Horst (3-2, 3.58 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Mike Lee (2-3, 4.21 ERA) will toss for Lancaster.
With 22 games remaining, the Patriots and the Ducks are tied in the Liberty Division race. The Patriots do indeed own the tiebreaker. The New Britain Bees are 2.0 back. Somerset plays New Britain seven more times. Long Island plays New Britain three more times. Meanwhile the Barnstormers are 1.5 back of the Revolution but tied in the loss column.
Start Me Up
Over the last 10 games the starting pitchers are boasting a 2.81 ERA (20 earned runs in 64.1 innings).
Time To Grind
From June 11th to July 9th the Somerset Patriots do not have an off day. They are playing 30 straight games to close the first half.
Patriots are in the midst of playing 13 of 16 on the road
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston has hit safely in 12 of his last 13 games. He leads the team in batting average at .288.
He has one RBI in four of his last eight games. He has hit safely in seven of his last eight contests.
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 74. That’s 22 more than the next closest team. Scott Kelly leads the league with 21. Mycal Jones is second in league with 17.
Going Down To Go Up
Trayvon Robinson is 16-for-47 (.340) with 3 HRs and 9 RBI since being dropped in the batting order to the sixth or seventh or eighth hole. This is all during the last 12 games. He has six home runs this year when he had three all of last year.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn 15 more walks than the next closest team in the league
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