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Somerset Patriots Cut Losing Streak at 3 Games

Yankees 2nd ranked pitching prospect Clayton Beeter was dominant for the Patriots Friday against the Portland Seadogs for the fans on Star Wars night. He went five innings, allowing no runs, two walks and seven strikeouts to improve his era to 2.13 in the season. It was a great turnout Friday with over six thousand fans in attendance for this game. Somerset Patriots pitching combined for 12 strikeouts and only gave up three walks. They played clean baseball, great defense and timely offense against Portland Seadogs. The Somerset Patriots ended their three-game losing streak to improve to 82-52 on the season.

Yankees reliever Miguel Castro came in next after Beeter as he continues his rehab assignment for the Somerset Patriots. He was able to get a strikeout with a 98 miles per hour fastball, but his command is a little off. Castro is not ready yet as he has to locate the ball better and needs more time before going back to the Yankees.

The Somerset Patriots offense was more balanced and consistent, even though they scored two runs in the game. They finished with seven hits against the Portland Seadogs and got timely hits. The runs came on a Jeisson Rosario solo home run, which was his 11th on the season, and catcher Austin Wells rbi single. Rosario has been heating up for the Somerset Patriots as of late as he has a good eye and is making good contact.

Yankees fans should be excited about Beeter, who they got in the Joey Gallo trade from the Los Angeles Dodgers. Ever since he has been with the Somerset Patriots, his numbers have been outstanding with a 2.13 era. A change of scenery has helped him a lot as he has taken advantage of the opportunity here. On Friday, Beeter showed what kind of pitcher he can be down the line with New York. His stuff was unhittable as the Portland Seadogs struggled at the plate and finished with seven strikeouts in the game. Beeter is now ranked second when it comes to pitching prospects for the Yankees.

He has a bright future ahead of him with the Yankees as he continues to rise up in the system with the Somerset Patriots and could potentially see him with Scranton Wilkes Barre RailRiders soon. Look for him to carry the momentum from Friday's start to his next outing. He has been a different pitcher after his strong debut with the Somerset Patriots in August.

Manager Dan Fiorito has the Somerset Patriots focused and locked in as they have two more games in the regular season at home with Sunday being the last before the playoffs during the week. They needed that win yesterday to get back the momentum from Portland Seadogs.

Look For Somerset Patriots to Finish Strong These Last Two Games Before the Playoffs and Harrison Bader Is Expected to Play the Outfield Here This Weekend.



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