Bridgewater, NJ – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (3-0, 41-32) host the Lancaster Barnstormers (1-1, 35-36) for the first game of a four game weekend series. This is the final series before the All-Star Break. First pitch is scheduled for 7:05 p.m. from TD Bank Ballpark. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. Somerset is 7-3 against Lancaster in 2016. The Patriots are in the midst of a five game winning streak, four of which have occurred in come from behind fashion.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Lefty Rudy Owens (1-1, 4.21 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while righty hurler Tanner Peters (3-3, 4.05 ERA) will toss for Lancaster.
Hey Now You’re An All-Star
Aharon Eggleston, Bryan LaHair, Brandon Sisk, Mike Thomas are all 2016 Atlantic League All-Stars. Brett Jodie and the entire assistant coaching staff are All-Star representatives as well. The game is Wednesday, July 13th at Clipper Magazine Stadium.
During Somerset’s five game winning streak the bullpen has been impeccable. They have logged 24.2 innings and yielded only one run which is good for a 0.37 ERA. They’ve struck out 26, walked 0 and allowed 12 hits.
Eric Farris has tallied 20 hits during his eight game hitting streak (20 for his last 37 so .541 BA). He has six multi-hit games over that span. He has raised his batting average from .256 to .294.
Jon Hunton is 12-for-12 in his last 12 save opportunities
Eggs Sunny Side Up
Aharon Eggleston is second in the Atlantic League in batting average at .325. He has multi-hits in five straight games.
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 31 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 38 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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