Today’s Game Preview: Thursday, June 14th


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Today’s Game:

Somerset Patriots (25-17) vs. York Revolution (20-20)
Game #43 * Thursday, June 14 * 7:05 pm * TD Bank Ballpark * Bridgewater, NJ
On The Air: 1450 WCTC;; Twitter: @SOMPatriots @MarcSchwartz26 @8oyle
Series at a Glance:
Tuesday (7:05 pm) SOM def. YRK 2-1; Rick Teasley 6 IP, 0 ER; Weisenburger go-ahead SAC fly in 6th; Kelly 7th SV
Wednesday (5:05 pm) YRK def. SOM 3-1; Severino 5.1 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1, BB, 4 K; Home runs from Dotel & Mitchell win it
Wednesday (7:35 pm) SOM def. YRK 4-1; Below 5.0 IP, 4 H, 1 R, 1 BB, 6 K; Weisenburger two-run HR in the fifth
Thursday (7:05 pm) SOM [RHP] David Kubiak (2-0, 1.05 ERA) vs YRK [RHP] Mitch Atkins (1-3, 6.28 ERA)
Click here to view today’s complete game note: GAME NOTES 6.14.18

FIRST PLACE BEST PLACE: Somerset has held at least a share of first place for every day so far this season. The Patriots were in held at least a share of first place for 72 straight-days in the first half last year, with only three days tied.
THE BURGER SPECIAL: C Adam Weisenburger has reached base safely in seven of his last eight games. He is 6-for-19 (.316) with two home runs, five runs and eight RBI over this stretch. That includes seven RBI in his last four games.
EASY BEING TEASLEY: LHP Rick Teasley returned from a two-week stretch on the inactive list on May 24th. Since his return, he has allowed just three earned runs over 20.2 IP in four starts, good for a 1.31 ERA and 19 strikeouts.
RIORDAN ROARIN’: RHP Cory Riordan set a Patriots season-high with 10 strikeouts in Sunday’s game in New Britain. He currently leads the league in IP (50.0), tied for third in SO (36), fifth in BB/9 (1.44) and is seventh in ERA (3.06).
NO RELATION TO ROGER: Danny Dorn had a season-high 11 game hit streak end in game two on 6/13. He is now 15-for-40 (.375) with a home run and 14 RBI and has raised his AVG from .225 to .279 over his last 12 games.
SASSY MASSEY: IF Craig Massey had his season-high 14-game on-base streak end in game one on 6/13. He has now reached base in 15 of his last 17 games, having raised his OBP from .286 to .462 in the process. He is 22-for-57 (.386) from the plate with five steals, 10 RBI, 15 runs and 13 walks over this stretch. He has reached base in 35 of his last 70 plate appearances (.500 OBP) over his last 17 games. He is currently 21 PA shy of qualifying for league leaders.
ME AND JULIO: OF Julio Borbon has reached base safely in 14 of his last 15 games and is 24-for-76 (.316) with nine RBI, eight SB and 14 runs over his last 19 games. He’s hit safely in 22 of his last 27 games, leads the league in doubles (14), is tied for third in XBH (18), and ranks eighth in SLG (.460).
NUMBAH ONE: Mike Fransoso has reached base in 15 of his last 18 games. He currently leads the league in OBP (.440) and ranks eighth in AVG (.324).
NO-GAN KENSING: RHP Logan Kensing has tossed eight-straight scoreless relief appearances, lowering his ERA from 2.77 to 1.68. He has struck out 10 batters against one walk over the 8.1 IP. Kensing has allowed four runs this season and has 23 strikeouts against four walks over his 21.1 innings of work.
K IS FOR KUBIAK: RHP David Kubiak turned in another dominant performance Friday night. He tossed seven shutout, two-hit innings with eight strikeouts and faced one batter over the minimum. He has carries a 1.05 ERA and has allowed just three walks and nine hits with 18 strikeouts in his first 17.0 innings pitched.
WELCOMING THE CHAMPS: The Patriots host the defending Atlantic League Champions York Revolution to start the week. York won the season series last year 12-7. The Patriots were outscored 89-63 by the Revs in 2017. Somerset has won three of the first four meetings so far, outscoring the Revs 13-7.
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