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Game 33 preview: Chatham at Brewster

by Anthony Dabbundo
Friday, July 19, 2019

Game 33 preview: Chatham at Brewster

Chatham will take on East Division foe Brewster for the third consecutive game after the Anglers saw their last two rained out. First pitch is scheduled for 5 p.m. at Stony Brook Field in Brewster. 

The A’s and the Whitecaps played on both Monday and Tuesday, in a home-and-home. Chatham won both games, the first in a come-from-behind 4-2 win and the second in dominant fashion, 7-2. While Chatham saw its game with Orleans Wednesday postponed in the third inning, Brewster did complete six innings against Harwich on Wednesday, losing 12-11.

Both teams were rained out Thursday, but the Brewster loss to the Mariners pushes the Whitecaps further into last place in the East Division. Brewster sits three points out of a playoff spot, with one less game played than Harwich. The Whitecaps have lost four straight and seven of their last 10, but maintain plenty of power in their lineup with two participants in the 2019 Cape League Home Run Derby.

Probable Pitchers

Daniel Federman (Miami) will make his second consecutive Friday evening road start for Chatham. Rain pushed his start back from Thursday to Friday. Federman had his best outing of the season last Friday against Yarmouth-Dennis at Red Wilson Field, throwing seven innings of one-run ball. In his last four outings, the right-hander has thrown 14 innings and let up four earned runs. He’ll use his fastball, cutter and newly-implemented curveball to get outs.

Jack Owen (Auburn) is expected to relieve Federman. The Auburn lefty is familar with Stony Brook FIeld, as he pitched for the Whitecaps last summer. Now, with the Anglers, he’ll look to rebound after a tough outing in which he allowed six earned runs to Falmouth. Owen allowed one earned run in five innings for Brewster in 2018. 

Tyler Follis (Louisiana Tech) is the projected starter for the Whitecaps. The Anglers saw Follis once before, when the right-hander delivered 3.1 innings in relief, allowing just one hit while striking out five. In five appearances, no starts, Follis has thrown 12.1 innings and just three runs, all in one outing. 

Player to Watch

Ben Ramirez (USC) has mashed against right-handed pitching this summer. In 80 at-bats, Ramirez has 24 hits, a homer and a .300 batting average. The A’s shortstop is hitting more than 100 points better against righties than lefties this season.

Stat to know — 5.34

Stony Brook Field has not been kind to the Whitecaps pitching in 2019. The Whitecaps have the league’s second worst home ERA, and allow almost two fewer runs per nine innings on the road. In two games at Brewster, the A’s have scored 12 runs in 16 innings. 

Last time they met

Chatham jumped on Brewster starter Chance Huff for rare first inning offense. The A’s put up two in the first and three more in the second to build a quick 5-0 lead. Cole Ayers (State College of Florida), Mason Hazelwood (Kentucky) and Zach Cable (Oklahoma State) all combined on the mound to keep the Whitecaps power in check. Saul Garza (LSU) hit his first Cape League home run and the Anglers won 7-2.