Monday, July 23, 2018

Final Blog Entry

After a dozen years of blogging for the Railroaders, this will be my last entry as I hit the road and retire from covering Railroaders baseball. It has been an amazing ride with lots of ups and downs over the years, and worth ever bit it! We've recorded a lot of history here to review, and I hope you have enjoyed it as much as I have.

To all of the Railroader owners, players and fans, it has been a great pleasure cheering and working with everyone. I especially want to thank David (a.k.a. Boilerstoker), who has made working in the press box a lot of fun. Finally, I want to wish the best to all the past and future players and people involved with the Fulton Railroaders.

Time now for me to move on! Go Railroaders!

Saturday, July 21, 2018

Do or Die time Tonight

Still a chance to get back on the track
Last night's terrible loss to the Chiefs was certainly not how the Railroaders want to start the playoffs. The best of three Round One series continues tonight in Fulton at the Yard. The Railroaders must rally and win, or go home if the game is not won. They'll need Fan support for sure. A couple of players have already departed and the pitching is strained. But anything can happen in baseball. Win or lose, I'm sure the guys will give it all they've got. So let's all go the Yard tonight and help the Railroaders take on the Chiefs one more time at home. If a third game is necessary, it will be in Paducah tomorrow. Tonight could be that last game for 2018, you don't want to miss it.

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

Hoppers and Railroaders tonight at the Yard

The end of the regular season stands before us. Tonight’s scheduled game with the Hoppers is/was suppose to be the final home game before the playoffs. Sunday’s rained out game has not and may not be rescheduled before Friday’s Round One of the Playoffs begins. The Railroaders do have a road game tomorrow at Henderson with the Flash.

Regardless of the season’s final outcome, the Railroaders will be 3rd or 4th seed in the West. We can expect as least one more Home game in the Playoffs and that should be on Saturday if my calculations are correct. Each of the three rounds of the Playoffs will be a best of 3 series. The loser in each round goes home for the year. The Railroaders are preparing for a run in the Playoffs. It will be tough, but they can do.

See you at the Yard or online with TeamLine tonight, 7 PM start.

Saturday, July 14, 2018

One Step at a Time

Last night’s sweep of the doubleheader against the Stallions and the Miners loss to the Flash moves the Railroaders up in the West standings to 3rd seed by a half game. Next we play the 2nd place Chiefs who are 3 games ahead of the Railroaders.

The Chiefs will be tough to beat after they took down the RiverDawgs last night in Owensboro. Paducah still has eyes on the first seed in the West only 2 games behind the leading Hoppers. Speaking of the Hoppers, our Railroaders will have to play them tomorrow, Sunday, in Fulton as well.

With only 5 games left in the regular season now, the road ahead is a difficult one. The Chiefs tonight, Hoppers tomorrow, Monday on the road to Muhlenberg and the last home game on Tuesday with the Hoppers again. The Railroaders end the season in Henderson on Wednesday with the Flash.

Although mathematically the top seed is still possible, realistically a secured 3rd seed and even a 2nd seed are more attainable. The Railroaders will have play hard and hope for some help to place higher. The Playoffs loom ahead and begin next Friday. The final weeks of baseball are before us, let’s fire it up!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Doubleheader with Stallions Today

Following an 11 game mid-season losing streak, the Railroaders have won 7 of their last 10 games. And with 7 games left in the regular season, the team appears to be warming up for a good run towards the post-season title race. It all starts today in Fulton at the Yard with the Stallions coming to town for a doubleheader (first game start is 5 PM).

Both the Stallions (12-21) and Railroaders (12-22) are currently in last place in their respective divisions. Fulton still has a shot at 3rd seed in the West being 2 games behind the Miners. The 2nd seed Chiefs are 4.5 games ahead the Railroaders.

It will be a big weekend of baseball in Fulton. Tonight’s doubleheader is followed by Saturday game with the Chiefs and Sunday night with the Bombers. The final regular season Home game in Fulton will be Tuesday against the Hoppers. If you haven’t made a game yet, now would be a good time to so. Post season playoffs will begin next Friday.

See you at the Yard or online with TeamLine. Time to fire-it-up!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Hoptown Hoppers and Railroaders Sunday Night Baseball

The West Division leading Hoppers jump into Fulton today to play our Railroaders. The Railroaders have failed to beat the Hoppers in 4 attempts so far this season. The Railroaders have improved of late, winning 4 of their last 5 games. It will be a tough game, but I think the Railroaders are up to task now.

The forecast predicts a chance of rain, so we’ll need to get and maintain a lead early tonight. We need fan support for sure. The players have struggled a lot this year, but the season is not over and there are 11 games left before the post-season playoff. There is still time to improve and not impossible to climb in the rankings. See you at the Yard or online TeamLine.

Saturday, July 7, 2018

The Flash return to Fulton tonight

The Railroaders have won 3 or 4 games over the last three days. Tonight they take on the Henderson Flash at the Yard. The two teams met last Tuesday with the Flash winning that game. In fact, the Flash have beaten the Railroaders 3 of 4 games thus far this season. We’ll see if Fulton can improve on that today.

With only 12 games left in the regular season, it’s important for the Railroaders to finish strong before the post-season playoffs begin. With the exception of their terrible loss on Wednesday of one game in a doubleheader, the guys are looking pretty darn good. I expect a win tonight.

The temperature will be better today as a cooler front has past through. So come on out to the Yard for baseball tonight and tomorrow when the Railroaders take on the Hoppers Sunday. See you there!