Waldorf, MD – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (2-0, 40-32) invade Crustacean Nation and visit the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (0-2, 26-45) for the final game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from Regency Furniture Stadium. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are in sweep mode while the Blue Crabs are in salvage mode. Somerset is 10-2 against Southern Maryland this year. Somerset has won four games in a row, all of which were in come from behind fashion.
Recap In A Snap
Last night, Somerset scored 10 unanswered runs from the sixth inning on to erase a 7-0 deficit. Somerset scored four in the sixth, three in the seventh, two in the eighth and one in the ninth. Patriots’ bullpen kept the offense afloat by tossing six scoreless innings. It was the second greatest deficit overcome in a win in franchise history. In 2004 they overcame an eight run hole against Camden and won 14-13.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Shaun Garceau (2-3, 4.33 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Gaby Hernandez (1-5, 3.99 ERA) will toss for Southern Maryland.
Shaun Garceau was released by Southern Maryland earlier this year. In five starts with Southern Maryland his ERA was 5.19. In seven starts with Somerset his ERA is 3.83.
Owning Crustacean Nation
In the Brett Jodie Era the Patriots are 50-19 against the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs (.725 winning percentage)
Eric Farris has tallied 17 hits during his seven game hitting streak (17 for his last 32 so .531 BA). He has five multi-hit games over that span.
Jon Hunton is 11-for-11 in his last 11 save opportunities
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston leads the team in batting average at .314 which is good for 4th best in league
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.
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 104. That’s 32 more than the next closest team. Scott Kelly leads and Mycal Jones are tied for second in the league with 24.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn 40 more walks than the next closest team in the league
Extra Extra Reid All About It
In 12 appearances as a Patriot, Ryan Reid has yielded zero earned runs (12.1 innings). He is 14 months removed from Tommy John surgery.
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