The Chatham A's have three games remaining in the 2008 regular season, including Wednesday night's affair against Brewster at Veterans Field. Chatham's 42nd game of the summer (its 22nd and final home game) will have a major impact on the shaping of the Cape League's postseason. The A's and Whitecaps are still mathematically alive, hoping to overtake the Harwich Mariners for second place in the East and the division's last playoff spot.
Harwich controls its own destiny with two games remaining: at home against Orleans and at Brewster. A single win for the Mariners would clinch second place and end the chances for Brewster and Chatham. However, if Harwich loses its final two games, the door would be open for the A's or Whitecaps.
Trailing Harwich by six points, Chatham needs a win in each of its last three games to tie the Mariners at 44 points, assuming Harwich loses its final two. Such a tie would force a play-in game on Friday.
The Whitecaps are only four points behind Harwich for the final playoff spot, but they only have two games left. A win over Chatham Wednesday night combined with a Harwich loss would keep them in contention.
In short, the loser of Wednesday's Chatham-Brewster game would not be able to catch Harwich. If Chatham knocks off Brewser Wednesday and Harwich loses to Orleans, Chatham would still be alive entering the regular season's final day.
E-mail Frenzy Night
A tradition continues Wednesday night for the Cape Cod Baseball Network with E-mail Frenzy Night.
As the A's take the field for their last regular season home game of the year, the Chatham A's broadcasters encourage each and every listener/viewer to e-mail the booth at ChathamBroadcast@aol.com
As usual any comments or questions are welcome, but for our special E-mail Frenzy
, please be sure to include your name, where you're listening from and if you're listening for any specific player, etc. Special listeners/viewers will be eligible to recieve FREE Chatham A's t-shirts,
so please include preferred t-shirt size.