York, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (11-7, 49-39) visit the York Revolution (8-9, 48-39) for the middle 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 7-4 against the Revolution this year and lead the all-time series 96-91 in a rivalry that began in 2007. Somerset is playing a good brand of baseball as they have won five in a row after losing six of seven.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Donovan Hand (3-2, 4.711 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while southpaw Frank Gailey (3-2, 3.09 ERA) will toss for York.
Ducks leads the second half Liberty Division race by 0.5 games over the Patriots and 1.0 over the Bluefish
The Patriots have totaled 37 hits and plated 28 runs in their last three games
In Donovan Hand’s eight starts, he has yielded 0 or 1 runs in six of them
A Cut Above The Rest
David Vidal is hitting .339 this year when he only hit .259 last year. In 35 games he has 10 HRs and 27 RBI. He has a season-high six game hitting streak.
LaHair Hammering Opposition
Bryan LaHair is second in the Atlantic League in RBI with 54. In his last three games he is 7-for-12 with 5 RBI and three walks
I’ve Got The Power
Aharon Eggleston, a former York player in 2009, clubbed his first home run since May 27th ending nearly a two month drought
Eric Farris has tallied 37 hits in his last 22 games (37 for his last 87 so .425 BA). He has twelve multi-hit games over that span. He has raised his batting average from .256 to .301. He has hit safely in 18 of the 22 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 118. That’s 24 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 40 more walks than the next closest team in the league
My Rewards Code
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