Tuesday, June 27, 2017

On to the Chiefs

Great comeback last night after a frightening start. Truly "an edge of your seat" ballgame to watch. Excellent job regaining your footing after a couple of mistakes. Keep up the good play and the winning streak.

Now on to Paducah tonight for the Chiefs and tomorrow at the Yard. We've met them twice and loss both game, so it's time to even the score in these two game series. Keep that winning spirit and attitude. Over half through the regular season and on the downhill stretch. Roll the Train!

Monday, June 26, 2017

Time to corral the Stallions

Tonight we play a make-up game with the Stallions that was rained out Sunday last week. The 7-12 Stallions are coming into Fulton after a victory over the Chiefs last night and are currently in 4th place in the East Division standings. Our 9-11 Railroaders now have 2 straight wins and are looking for more. Fulton remains in 3rd position in the West Division, just 2 games behind the leader Hoptown.

The Railroaders have played the Stallions only once in Muhlenberg and were beaten. Today the Steeds come to the Yard for a little corralling by the Railroaders. Including tonight, we have 3 more regular season games with Muhlenberg. We need take these games.

Our bats have proven themselves. Pitching continues to improve. The ability to come back in a game has been demonstrated. However, fielding should be focused on reducing or eliminating errors, wild pitches and passed balls. Of 152 runs scored against us, only 107 were earned. There are 45 unearned runs we’ve given up to our opponents, 30% of the total runs allowed. Five of the Railroaders 11 losses were a result of unearned runs scored by the opposition.

Remove mistakes and we win more games. I know the occasional error will occur, but the mental mistakes need to go. Let’s see a clean game tonight and I’m betting we win our 3rd straight game. Keep the streak going! See you at the Yard or online TeamLine.

Sunday, June 25, 2017

15 straight days of play

Our victory last night over the Oilers was the first of 15 continuous days the Railroaders will have games to play until the All-Star break. The next two weeks will be significant to the league standings since only 7 games will be left in the regular season after the break. The West division continues to be tight, so every win keeps us in the hunt for a top spot for the post season playoffs.

Time for the Railroaders to get hot and stay hot. Keep errors down, bats making contact and strong pitching from the mound. The team looked good last night recovering quickly after a shaky start. Let's keep play sharp the whole game, we'll need it. Now go take out the Oilers in Owensboro.

Saturday, June 24, 2017

The Oilers for two more games

The Owensboro Oilers return to the Yard tonight for the first of two games with the Railroaders. The second game will be in Owensboro on Sunday. These will be the final regular season games we have with the Oilers who have beaten us twice already. The question remains if the Railroaders can turnaround that trend.

Having loss 4 straight games now, the Railroaders, including the Fans, need an attitude check. Charles Swindoll wrote, “..life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how we respond to it” and I firmly believe that to be true. We are only defeated if we get knocked down and don’t get back up.

The rainout yesterday gave an unexpected extra day to rest this week. However, the Railroaders now have seven straight days of games to play without a break, beginning with the Oilers. Both teams are in 3rd in their respective divisions and have played 18 games. The Oilers are a game better with an 8-10 record over the 7-11 Railroaders. Enough said on stats other than to say the Railroaders are much better than their current record indicates.

As we approach the mid point of the regular season, tonight would be a good time to reverse the current trend, both on and off the field. Players, Coaches and Fans need to pick up their game play. Let’s stoke up a good head of steam and get a win!

Thursday, June 22, 2017

Hoppers and Railroaders tonight at the Yard

Our defeat last night evened and completed our regular season record with the Flash; both teams are 2-2 head-to-head for the regular season. Since we only play the East division teams 4 times, we won’t meet up again unless the Post Season Playoff schedule requires it.

Tonight, with the weather permitting, the Hoppers return to Fulton for another game with the Railroaders. This will be the 5th meeting for the two West Division teams. The regular season records between the teams thus far is 2 wins and 2 losses each with 4 more games total left to play. The West continues to be close with the Railroaders (now standing in 3rd place) only 2 games behind the Hoptown with Fulton wedged a half game behind the Miners and a half game ahead of the Chiefs. 

The 6th game with the Hoppers is scheduled for tomorrow in Hoptown, but it is looking more like the rain will be the winner on Friday with ‘Cindy” coming on shore today. Let’s hope we can get the game tonight in and a win to go with it.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Railroaders vs The Flash

The East swept the West in last night OVL action, so the standings remain the same for both Divisions. While the East Bombers appear to be running away leading their division by 5.5 games. The West is a different story and a much tighter division with the Hoppers only one game ahead of the Railroaders and 1.5 games in front of the Chiefs and Miners.

The Flash jumped ahead on the Railroaders last night early with a 7-0 lead after the first 3 innings, but our Railroaders fought back in the game scoring 6 runs in mid game. Unfortunately we were unable to gain any further ground and lost the game.

Tonight we face off once more with the Flash in our fourth meeting this year. Of the three previous games the Railroaders took the first 2 games. The Flash is a much improved team as we approach mid season. They are in second place in the East (5.5 behind the Bombers). They surely won’t be letting up tonight at the Yard. The stats show each team matches up well with the other.

The Railroaders rested for two days before they suffered the defeat last night in Henderson. They should be more than ready now for a race to victory tonight . Once thing is for sure, we expecting another good game in Fulton today. First pitch is at 7:05 and we’ll be there and online with TeamLine. Let’s fire it up!

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Looks like a NOT for the game tonight!

"Happy Father's Day, Dad"
Just after the infield cover was removed, Mother Nature decided to pour it on and postponed our game with the Stallions tonight. It has been rescheduled for Monday, June 26 in Fulton of course.

Next home game this Wednesday with the Flash from the East Division.