SHOWDOWN in SOMERSET
Long Island Ducks
TD Bank Ballpark
LONG ISLAND DUCKS: Mallards at twelve o'clock high!
No.., not after what they've been through! In fact, last week pitcher Rich Hill became the 10th Ducks player to get separated from the Flock this season.
...or so we thought.
It's taken a little time, Michael Pfaff needed to reorganize on the fly, the Ducks now have a bit of a different look, but they're nonetheless pissed off over what transpired in the first half, and just itching to resume hostilities in Somerset.
Some even wrote the Ducks off after getting their roster raided of its top players. But they've sufficiently rebounded since the mid-season break, they just completed a sweep of the Southern Maryland Blue Crabs, and are now seeking to exact revenge against the Patriots, again.
The dog days of Summer have indeed given the Ducks new life. They're 2 games back over .500, and enter tonight's action having won 6 straight, and 8 of their last 10, effectively making them the hottest team in the Atlantic League.
They enter tonight's action a mere game behind the Liberty Division leading Somerset Patriots, setting the stage for a major showdown between the first half champ against the present Wild Card leader.
The Somerset Patriots rebounded from their own poor second half start, well enough in fact, to gain a share of first place alongside the Bridgeport Bluefish.
The Patriots enter this evening's game losers of 3 straight, and have gone 5-5 in their last 10 games.