The 6-foot-4, 190 pounder sports a 29-15 minor league affiliated record with a 2.88 ERA in 400 frames in 86 contests.
The former major league righty has posted a 1-1 record with a 1.88 ERA and .172 batting against in five-game starts in 24 innings of work.
Leibrandt proved near unhittable in his three starts for the Blasters, finishing 1-0 with a league-leading 0.75 ERA and 15 strikeouts over 12 innings pitched. The southpaw tossed five shutout frames and permitted just two hits, one walk, and struck out seven in his last start.
Last weekend, the clubs split the first two games, with the Blasters beating Somerset, 7-2, Friday night, and in the second tilt, on Saturday, the Patriots edged New Jersey, 2-1, in ten innings.
The brand new, 12-game series is scheduled to begin on Friday, July 17th and will feature two teams: the Somerset Patriots and the New Jersey Blasters. The two clubs will play against each other every Friday and Saturday night at TD Bank Ballpark from July 17th through Saturday, August 22nd.
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Kinley, 28, allowed just four earned runs over his 16 innings of work in a Patriot uniform (2.25 ERA) with 17 strikeouts. Additionally, he enjoyed a strong month of August in which he permitted only one earned run over 10 innings and struck out two or more batters in five of his 10 appearances.
David Kubiak proved to be nearly indomitable last year, posting a 7-1 record with a 1.76 ERA (16 earned runs over 82.0 innings pitched) with 82 strikeouts over 12 starts.
Vance Worley amassed 35 wins with a 4.09 ERA, two saves and 497 strikeouts over 667.0 innings of work through his eight campaigns in MLB.
The six-foot-three, 210-pounder laced a .395 batting average and had over .536 on-base percentage as junior at Long Island City High School.