Saturday, June 5, 2010

Let’s stop the leak!

We should be warmed up now after 3 games and ready to go. So it’s a good time to get down to work and put a halt to the losses. We can start by stopping this Oilers’ leak. This early in season, our 2 defeats can easily be overcome. Both the losses were only by 1 run. We ought to have no problem getting this thing plugged and get back to business. A sweep of today’s doubleheader with Owensboro will put us back in on top and out of the murky water. Let’s go guys and get the job done right! We don't want the Oilers' crude all over the Yard! This stuff will just make the garbage taste bad.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

What a Game!

The opening night's game with the Oilers was like the pre-game rain showers, on and off. But in the end, all was well. While players saved the field for play earlier in the day, they also saved the game in the 7th inning scoring 8 runs to overcome an 8 to 3 Oilers' lead. Both teams seem to struggle at times, with 3 errors each, 18 walks total, 3 hit batters, and 20 men left on base. The Railroaders were rustle first falling behind after the first inning 6-0, Oilers adding 2 more in the 3rd before the Railroaders finally started to get thing together in the bottom of 3rd with 3 runs. The guys looked better after that and then the Oilers began to be plagued with the bug-a-boos. It brought a warm feeling to my baseball heart when our guys ran up 8 runs in the 7th. The Oilers tried to come back in the 9th, but came up short one run with the final 11-10 in Fulton's favor.

Time to hit the road to face the Pirates in Tradewater. I'm sure they're waiting for us with bad breath. Only 1 game with Bucs on Thursday, the a game with Oilers again in Owensboro on Friday. AND Saturday we're back home for a doubleheader with the Oilers again, first game at 5 pm. Should make for an interesting weekend. Let's shake off the opening jitters and get this train rolling.

One more thing, the food a the Yard was great! With people jumping around during the game, there was plenty of dropping to be had. Thanks for Railroaders!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

Ready To Go!

It's the day before opening night at the Yard and the players are hard at it getting ready for the first game against the Owensboro Oilers. Now that I'm back in the groove, Boilerstoker and I are hard at it helping the guys out on the field. The ground crew sure has it looking good! I can smell the food cooking too, I can hardly wait to take out the garbage.

This years group of Railroaders are really something to watch. While waiting for my next task on the field, we watched a little batting practice. Wow! These guys are hot, and just not from the weather. Keep you eye out on Ryan Conner, this guy can put it over the scoreboard. I know I like what I see, and I believe this could be the best assembly of players we've ever had. All the Railroader teams of past have been good, but these guys are really focused, even in practice. They've only been together a couple days, and already they appear to be well form group ready to take on anyone. I can hardly wait for tomorrow night. Hope to see everyone at the Yard!