The Somerset Patriots faced off against the Binghamton Rumble Ponies last week in a six-game series. Somerset won three of the six games in the series. The Patriots move to 32-18 this season and are currently first in their division. Standout performers from the series were Mitch Spence, Carson Coleman, Jesus Bastidas and Matt Minnick.
Bastidas started off hot in the series for the Patriots as he hit three home runs in the first three games he played in the series. He would total six hits, four RBIs, and one double. So far this season Bastidas has hit five home runs. He has hit four home runs in his past seven games which is exciting to see.
Spence, who has struggled so far this season, pitched a very good outing as he went six innings and punched out six. He allowed four hits and one unearned run in the outing. The Patriots are hoping that Spence can continue his good pitching in the next series against the Ducks.
Minnick, who recently came back from an injury, has been one of Somersets best relievers this season even though he struggled early on. In his two innings against Binghamton, Minnick struck out five and didn’t give up one hit. Coleman who got promoted to Somerset on May 18th has performed very well. In his two appearances in the series, Coleman pitched three innings, striking out seven, and giving up one run.
What's Next for the Somerset Patriots
Somerset is back home after their two-week road trip where they will face off against the 29-22 Akron Ducks. The Akron Ducks are the Cleveland Guardians Double-A affiliate. They will play a six-game series against each other as the Patriots need to win games to hold onto first place in the Eastern League Northeast Division.