Offense Sputters in Saturday Night Loss for Somerset
Bridgewater, New Jersey – The Somerset Patriots (82-53) were defeated 8-2 by the Portland Sea Dogs (75-62) at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday night. Somerset collected four hits on the night, including two by Jesus Bastidas. The Patriots scored their only two runs on two sacrifice flies in each of
Bridgewater, New Jersey – The Somerset Patriots (82-53) were defeated 8-2 by the Portland Sea Dogs (75-62) at TD Bank Ballpark on Saturday night.
Somerset collected four hits on the night, including two by Jesus Bastidas.
The Patriots scored their only two runs on two sacrifice flies in each of the first two innings. Austin Wells and Tyler Hardman picked up the RBIs.
Patriots starter Will Warren was tagged for the loss, allowing six runs (four earned) in 5.1 innings of work, including three runs allowed in the first inning.
Stephen Ridings made a Major League rehab appearance for the Yankees in the game, pitching a scoreless seventh inning, while striking out two batters.
Stephen Ridings strikes out 2️⃣ in a scoreless inning of work in his MLB rehab assignment in Somerset tonight. #RepBx pic.twitter.com/M8QsJ6rykL— Somerset Patriots (@SOMPatriots) September 18, 2022
Entering the final day of the regular season, the Patriots will look to salvage their Sunday series finale with Yankees No. 12 prospect RHP Yoendrys Gomez making his second start of the series.
The 2022 Somerset Patriots season presented by Ford will continue as the Patriots host the Sea Dogs again on Sunday afternoon with a 1:05 p.m. first pitch at TD Bank Ballpark.
After the weekend, the Patriots and Sea Dogs will kick off their best of three playoff series beginning in Portland on Tuesday night.
Fans can follow the action live as Steven Cusumano calls the play-by-play on MiLB.tv and FOX Sports New Jersey 93.5 FM | 1450 AM, the Flagship Station for Patriots Baseball, with pregame coverage beginning at 6:20 p.m.
About the Somerset Patriots
The Somerset Patriots are the New York Yankees Double-A Affiliate and develop today’s top minor league talent into the pinstriped superstars of tomorrow for MLB’s winningest team. The Patriots compete in the Double-A Eastern League and play their home games at TD Bank Ballpark in Bridgewater, NJ, where fans of all ages and levels of baseball fandom get to enjoy the unique experience that is minor league baseball.