Games 27 and 28: Somerset Patriots Pre-Game Notes

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2:50 PM — Lineups for Game 1 are in…

SOMERSET

Beltre CF
Castillo 2B
Sands C
Garcia 1B
Gilliam RF
Zehner LF
Dunn 3B
Burt SS
Palensky DH

Semple P

READING

Brito 2B
Stott SS
Vierling CF
Bonifacio RF
Stokes LF
Stephen DH
Gamboa 3B
Miller 1B
Fitch C

Lindow P

2:20 PM — Some roster moves before today’s doubleheader, and they are plentiful.

Infielder Cristian Perez has been sent to Somerset from Scranton, and outfielder Zack Zehner has been returned from his call-up to Scranton.  In addition, catcher Chase Illig has been promoted to Scranton, while Kevin Gadea has returned to the active roster after pitching in the pre-Olympic qualifiers.

Originally a Royals farmhand, Perez, 22, started the season with High-A Hudson Valley before skipping Somerset entirely with a promotion to Scranton. ¬†Between the two clubs, he’s hitting .179 with a homer and five RBI in 15 games and has played second, short and third.

Zehner hit .375 while being sparingly used while starting the season in Somerset, and was then summoned to Scranton, where he hit .143 in 12-game stay.

Illig has received a bit of a tour of the system so far this season, and had appeared in two games each for Somerset and Hudson Valley this season.

Gadea was 0-1 with a 2.25 ERA in his first five appearances for Somerset in 2021.

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