Friday, July 25, 2008

Railroader and Bobcat matchup report

Here are some numbers to help size up the contest between the Railroaders (47 games) and the Bobcats (45 games). Pretty even in the pitching department with ERA's, 3.45 Cats and 3.38 Railroaders. The only noteworthy difference would be they've walked 53 more batters than we have with 2 less games played about a 100 less batters faced. In every other pitching category we are pretty much even.

At the plate there are a couple of differences worth mention. We have 261 RBI's to their 141, a difference of 120. (with of course 2 more games played). We have 113 more runs scored and 114 more walks. Team batting averages are Cats .240 and Railroaders .254. They do steal a few more bases than we do. Other than these, both teams again look much the same.

So, I think is boils down to who's more fired up and in-tune for playing. The Bobcats have been scrappy of late and have won 5 in a row including a game against the Pirates and a 2 game sweep of the Greyhounds in the dog pound. I guess that answers where they're at, playing for pride and being successful. On the otherhand, we have the Railroaders, and until last night I was a bit concerned for they well being in the standing. But the train has been put back on the track by one shift crack of the bat in the bottom a 9th inning comeback by Hunter Dawson who more than paid for 2 errors he was charged with during the game. Hunter displayed what the 2008 Railroader team is all about, pick it up, keep it cool and get the job done! That moment in the Yard will be one that everyone there will always remember. So if you want to see some that action, get out there tonight and Saturday for some more. Because the Train is rolling and the steam pressure is up. Go Railroaders!


  1. The word is out and the bottom line for Saturday night is "we win, we're in 2rd". So let's go out and do it!

  2. July 26th. Railroader Cory McCullick has a birthday. His mom, dad and sister would like to wish him a Happy Birthday! Good Luck in tonight's game! (If you could let Cory know during the telecast we wish him Happy Birthday, that would be GREAT!!)

  3. Happy Birthday, Cory!!!

  4. Railroaders celebrated Cory's birthday in fine style! With a big win. Get ready for the final push for the trophy.

  5. Grear win last night guys!!! And so important to have had that boiler stoked last night as our friends the Greyhounds would had done us no good loosing their 2 games to O boro- Our win slides us into second seed and a first round bye...... Nice HR shot Alan,Our crew played great ball last night for the fans on Fan Appreciation night, the fans were great and the hose was a rockin! Just as it should be for these guys.Looks like we gonna need to get FIRED up to play Tuesday night away, and Home wednesday night, get your tickets and get ready for some great action at the yard, I will be under the bleachers ready to go.Hope ya b day was a good one Cory!! Great to see Former Railroadser Shannon Anderson at the game the last couple nights.
    THe crew has a couple days off then its back ta business,Its been a long run and the trains got a bit more to roll,keep it fired up
    Roll Train!