York, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (10-7, 48-39) visit the York Revolution (8-8, 48-38) for the first game of a three game midweek series. First pitch is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. from PeoplesBank Park. Download today’s comprehensive game notes. The Patriots are 6-4 against the Revolution this year. Somerset is playing a good brand of baseball as they have won four in a row after losing six of seven.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Will Oliver (0-1, 3.77 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler Micah Owings (3-3, 4.11 ERA) will toss for York.
Long Island leads the second half Liberty Division race by 1.0 games over the Bridgeport Bluefish and Somerset Patriots
The Patriots have totaled 28 hits and plated 18 runs in their last two games
A Cut Above The Rest
David Vidal is hitting .339 this year when he only hit .259 last year. In 34 games he has 10 HRs and 27 RBI. On the season he has 22 walks (six intentional)
LaHair Hammering Opposition
Bryan LaHair is second in the Atlantic League in RBI with 54. In his last two games he is 7-for-10 with 5 RBI
Eric Farris has tallied 35 hits in his last 21 games (35 for his last 84 so .417 BA). He has eleven multi-hit games over that span. He has raised his batting average from .256 to .298. He has hit safely in 17 of the 21 contests.
Jon Hunton is 16-for-16 in his last 16 save opportunities. His last blown save was May 21st. He leads the league in saves with 23.
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 117. That’s 23 more than the next closest team. Mycal Jones is third in the league with 27. Scott Kelly is fourth in the league with 26. Eric Farris is seventh in the league with 21.
I Wanna Be Like Mike
In his last 19 appearances Mike Thomas has logged 20.2 innings, yielded 0 runs, struck out 17 and walked two batters. The last time he surrendered an earned run was June 8th.
Patience Is A Virtue
The Patriots have drawn 33 more walks than the next closest team in the league
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