Game #8 * Friday, April 28 * 6:30 PM * PeoplesBank Park * York, PA
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Series at a Glance
Friday (6:30) SOM [RHP] Mitch Atkins (1-0, 1.85 ERA) @ YRK [RHP] Stephan Janas (0-1, 4.50 ERA)
Saturday (6:30) SOM [LHP] Aaron Laffey (1-0, 0.00 ERA) @ YRK [LHP] Logan Williamson (0-0, 3.00 ERA)
Sunday (1:00) SOM [RHP] Lucas Irvine (0-0, 3.85 ERA) @ YRK [RHP] Victor Mateo (0-1, 1.80 ERA)
PLATINUM ANNIVERSARY: 2017 is Somerset’s 20th season as a franchise, an achievement that will be celebrated all season long. The Patriots are looking to win their 7th Atlantic League Championship in 20 seasons.
MAJOR EXPERIENCE: This year’s version of the Somerset Patriots features a whopping 11 players who have spent time on an MLB roster, as well as nine additional players who have service at the Triple-A level.
NOW WALK IT OUT, WALK IT OUT: Yovan Gonzalez welcomed in the 2017 season with a 10th-inning walk-off home run on Opening Day. Gonzalez hit two home runs over 80 games with Somerset in 2016.
CARDIAC PATS: Through the first seven games of the season, Somerset has gone to extra innings three times, winning all three games with a walk-off. The Patriots had 11 walk-off wins in the regular season last year, and one additional walk-off win in the postseason (Game 1, LDCS vs. Long Island).
START HOT, STAY HOT: The Somerset Patriots started the season on a six-game winning streak, sweeping the Lancaster Barnstormers and taking the first two games against the Long Island Ducks. The team-record for most consecutive wins to start a season remains 13, set in 2016.
SPEED 4 DAYZ: The Somerset Patriots are tied for the Atlantic League-lead in stolen bases with 11, including six stolen bases in game one of Saturday’s doubleheader vs. Lancaster. Darren Ford leads the team with 4 steals.
TICKLE ME OLMO: Utilityman Olmo Rosario has hit safely in each of his first six games as a Somerset Patriot, including two multi-hit games. The former Barnstormer is 9-23 to begin the year and has made starts in the field at 3B, LF and RF.
THAT WAS CLASSIC: Returning in 2017 is pitcher Jeremy Bleich, who pitched for Team Israel in the 2017 World Baseball Classic. Bleich made three appearances for Israel in the tournament.
BACK AT THE HELM: The Somerset Patriots’ entire coaching staff remains intact from last season. Manager Brett Jodie enters his 5th season as Somerset’s skipper and 12th season on the coaching staff. Pitching Coach Cory Domel is also in his 5th season with the Patriots, while Hitting Coach Glen Barker enters his 2nd season. Volunteer Coach Fox Beyer is back for his 10th season with Somerset.
TOP 20: All season long, the Somerset Patriots will be unveiling their Top 20 players in franchise history. Three-year Somerset Patriots INF Corey Smith was just named the 19th greatest Somerset Patriot of all time. Follow along all season to find out who will join him!
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