I've read all the coverage now about yesterday's Bourne victory over Cotuit. 15-5, fog, depleted pitching, Braves hitting. Got it. The Braves do appear to be on the cusp of a spectacular championship, and they deserve full kudos. In fact, I wrote in my preseason piece that they were emerging as one of the great franchises in the league.
But I continue to wonder if Mike Roberts doesn't have some surprises up his sleeve for the hometown crowd in Cotuit this afternoon.
Here is what the Cotuit website says this morning:
One positive the Kettleers can take from the loss is the shortened game spared the remainder of their pitching staff from working through innings without guarantee of a comeback.
“We weren’t looking to save any pitching, but in this situation I think it probably helped both clubs,” Roberts said.
It's not clear to me who the teams will throw tonight. If I've missed that please let us know.
I do know the pitching is short. As I walked through the woods into the Cotuit bullpen last week for the game against Wareham, one of the guys said, "I've been since day one. I want to go home."
I can't blame them. This is a long summer season, probably the first time they've been away from home for this amount of time.
Let's hope for at least a more even, complete game this afternoon. Enjoy!