The number two appears to be a special number for the Hyannis Mets so far this season. They are 2-2-1 on the year. They are hovering right around second place in the western division. And their number two batter, Dan Brewer, was the best hitter through Monday with a .571 batting average and a .667 on-base percentage. That's a lot of two's. On Day 5, the season was shaping up nicely. (Note: by today -- Day 6 -- new leaders emerge as the season is still young.) Attendance is still gaining, but the games have been exciting. The Y-D Red Sox remain undefeated at 5-0, and led the league in team batting average at .321. Bourne leads the western divsion and also is a close second in team batting average at .301. (These stats through play on Monday).
Despite being 5-0, Y-D continues to play with its batting order. For example Cowgill batted in the cleanup spot on 6-16 but batted in the 7-hole on 6-19. Gordon Becham, who has been among the batting leaders, moved up to #4 from #5.
Falmouth, Wareham and Chatham continue to struggle below .500. But these three teams still are awaiting considerable talent from the College World Series. North Carolina, UC Irvine, Oregon State and Rice remain alive in the CWS, which means that Chatham, Wareham and Falmouth are still waiting for key players. Arizona State's surprise upset tonight does help Falmouth and Wareham.
Red Sox at Cards Two unusual plays occurred, as the Y- D Red sox knocked off the Cardinals, 4-2. One was Jon Gaston trying to steal home with 2 outs in the bottom of the 1st inning. The reason he did this was because he thought Y-D pitcher (Bobby Gagg) had committed a balk. The second play came in the bottom of the 4th inning when Y-D's Buster Posey received a bullet throw to nail Jason D’Arnaud . The crazy thing was that broacasters described D’Arnaud as being about halfway to home plate when the ball was released. It was, as I said, a bullet to Posey, and that probably was the reason they gunned him down. The throw was wide and Posey had to dive into D’Arnaud and it happened so fast that you could hardly make out the two players sliding into each other. But he was out. The Red sox scored 1 in the 2nd and 3 in the fifth. The Cardinals scored 2 in the eighth. Bobby Gagg got the win, and Wynn Pelzer got the loss.