Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (29-22) host the York Revolution (29-22) for the middle game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Each team is in first place in their respective division with three weeks remaining in the first half. Somerset is 5-3 against York this year including 4-0 at home. Patriots lead the all-time series 94-90 as the rivalry started in 2007.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Rudy Owens (0-0, 0.00 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Matt Neil (1-0, 4.13 ERA) will toss for York.
Patriots’ pitchers have struck out 28 batters the last two games
With 19 games remaining, the Patriots lead the Ducks by 0.5 games in the Liberty Division race. The Patriots do indeed own the tiebreaker. The New Britain Bees are 4.5 back. Somerset plays New Britain seven more times. Long Island plays New Britain two more times with the games being tonight and tomorrow. Meanwhile York leads Sugar Land by 2.0 games and Lancaster by 3.0 games.
LaHair Hammering Opposition
Bryan LaHair has seven hits, five RBI and two home runs in his last four games. He is second in the team in RBI with 26.
Start Me Up
Over the last 13 games the starting pitchers are boasting a 2.96 ERA (26 earned runs in 79.0 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.
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston has hit safely in 15 of his last 16 games.
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 77. That’s 24 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 19-for-61 (.311) with 3 HRs and 10 RBI since being dropped in the batting order to the sixth or seventh or eighth hole. This is all during the last 15 games. He has six home runs this year when he had three all of last year. He is in the midst of an eight game hitting streak. His longest streak of the year was 14 done in April.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn 26 more walks than the next closest team in the league
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