York, PA – Tonight the Somerset Patriots (11-8, 49-40) visit the York Revolution (9-9, 48-40) for the rubber 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 7-5 against the Revolution this year and lead the all-time series 96-9w in a rivalry that began in 2007. Somerset is playing a good brand of baseball as they have won five of their last six after losing six of their previous seven.
Starting Pitching Matchup
Righty Shaun Garceau (3-3, 4.50 ERA) toes the rubber for Somerset while fellow righty hurler James Simmons (7-4, 4.01 ERA) will toss for York.
Shaun Garceau won an Atlantic League Championship with York in 2011
Same Old Storey
In 12 outings as a starting pitcher Mickey Storey had a 7.01 ERA. In four outings as a reliever Mickey Storey has thrown 7.1 scoreless innings.
Walk This Way
The Patriots have coaxed 15 walks in the first two games of the series thus far
A Cut Above The Rest
In 124 games last year, David Vidal had 12 HRs. In 36 games this year, David Vidal has 11 HRs.
LaHair Hammering Opposition
Bryan LaHair is second in the Atlantic League in RBI with 54
Eric Farris has tallied 39 hits in his last 23 games (39 for his last 91 so .429 BA). He has thirteen multi-hit games over that span. He has raised his batting average from .256 to .303. He has hit safely in 19 of the 23 contests.
Jon Hunton is 16-for-16 in his last 16 save opportunities. His last blown save was May 21st. He is tied with York’s Mike DeMark for the league lead in saves with 23.
Somerset has swiped the most bases in the league with 119. That’s 25 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 45 more walks than the next closest team in the league
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