A pop-up that vanished into the Falmouth fog last night may have kept the Commodores' hopes alive in the West. A bewildered Hyannis Mets right fielder peered upward into the clouds and then watched as the ball plop onto the field in front of him. The umpires promptly gathered near the mound and delayed the game. The score, 2-0 Mets, was eventually wiped away and the game will have to resume at some point with a Falmouth player on second in the 5th.
Friends visiting from Virginia, my son and I had arrived a few innings earlier after taking in a bright, sunny 5 pm game in Cotuit, where the Ketleers took on the Chatham Anglers. Cotuit prevailed 2-1 in what was probably the best game I've seen all season. Craig Fitsch, Navery Moore and Ben Rown pitched brilliantly for Cotuit. Mike Dennhardt and Taylor Hill were strong for the Anglers. Hill was brilliant, striking out 6 in 2.1 innings.
My friend Tom, a real baseball man, made an interesting observation on the game. In the Angler 7th, with one out and men on the corners, Cotuit brought in submariner Ben Rowen (right). Tom observed he would throw sinkers to induce a groundball and so Addison Johnson (Clemson) should bunt to avoid a double-play and get the man in from third to tie the game. Instead he swung away and sure enough hit into a double-play to end the inning. Woulda-shoulda-coulda.
That Kettleer win, coupled with indecision in Falmouth, means Cotuit is looking more and more likely to advance to the playoffs. but we've still got another week or so of baseball so anything could happen.
We will be in Y-D and then Chatham tonight. Y-D will make the playoffs, but Brewster and Chatham are in a real fight in the East so it should be a great game tonight.