Per the team stats page, Falmouth is carrying 23 players; 14 pitchers and only 9 positional players. Wareham's next eight games are against West Division opponents. Three of those games are against division-leading Hyannis.
Tonight's game is the first of five games remaining to be played between Orleans and Chatham.
Losing Mike Bianucci is a major loss to the Cotuit offense. Bianucci signed with the Texas Rangers.
In opposite ways, Hyannis and Yarmouth-Dennis seem to define the old adage that pitching is 80% of baseball. The first-place Mets are tied for eighth place in the league in batting with a .232 average and they are next-to-last in runs scored with 93. The Mets strength has been their pitching which leads the league with a team ERA of 2.70. At the opposite end of the spectrum, the last place Red Sox lead the league with a .281 team batting average. They are last in the league with an ERA of 4.74. Although they lead in the batting average category, the Red Sox are last in the league with only 7 homeruns while playing half of their games at homer-friendly Wilson Field.
Mike Roberts is known to be a believer in the running game and "small ball." While Cotuit baserunners have stolen 27 bases, they have been caught stealing 22 times - a terrible percentage.
Chatham's Cory Olson and Grant Green are 1-2 in batting average. Olson leads at .419, followed by Green at .410.
East Division leading Orleans is 9-2-1 over their last twelve games. The Cardinals are last in batting average at .218. They are third in team ERA at 3.14. Further proof of the importance of pitching.
The new lighting at Whitehouse Field is fantastic.
Harwich's loss is Bourne's gain. After playing four games early in the season for the Mariners, Marc Krauss hooked on with the Braves. Krauss has batted .440 with 2 HR and 18 RBI in 15 games with the Braves. He has a .660 slugging average and a .523 OBP.