Monday, July 2, 2012

Chasing the Hoppers

Big game tonight with the Hoptown Hoppers. The current 1st place Hoppers (16-7) have won 3 straight games since the last time they lost to our Railroaders. Every OVL team has chased them all season with the Bobcats getting the closest a couple of weeks ago. The Railroaders (13-11) have overtaken everyone else with their 8 game winning streak, but the Hoppers continue to out pace everyone with us right behind them by 3 1/2 games. 

Our head-to-head record with the Hoppers thus far is 4-2 and accounts for the majority of their seven losses.  Their pitching ERA against our offensive is 4.86 and we've held them down with ours at 2.83. Railroader bats against them thru 6 games has been .288 and their's have averaged .244 playing us. We've scored 49 runs and 64 hits on them while they've managed 27 runs and 47 hits. The Hopper batters have walked 7 more times (36-29) than Railroaders batters. Strikeouts and Hit-by-Pitch pretty close with Hoppers/Railroaders at 48/49 and 11/13 respectively. 

All in all, I think Railroaders match up well against the little buggers. We need to keep pressing on and catch these guys, and the first of 4 more regular season games is with them tonight. I'll see you at the Yard!

Fire it Up! 

11 comments:

  1. GO RAILROADERS!

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  2. Listening from Upton KY

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  3. Loud and clear in Lake Charles LA

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  4. WE CAN HEAR YOU BOTH

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  5. We can hear you both in Georgia

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  6. Hoghead your the man!!!!

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  7. I can smell the nachos!!!!!!!!

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  8. Stoke the fire!!!

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  9. sometimes it's better to be lucky than good!!

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