Saturday, June 9, 2012

Scrap with Cats again tonight

In our last tangle with the Bobcats on Monday past, we took quite a beating.  Even with the game called after 6 innings due to weather, they scratch out a 14-7 win over us.  Their bats were a surprise and it was no fun getting mauled by a bunch of kittens.  Tonight is a chance to redeem that situation and continue in a winning way.

Last night’s game was a template for future ones. Pitching was on par and the bats were cracking out hits in all parts of the field, and out of it too.  We need that kind of performance tonight.  The Bobcats batting is better this year than last, of course helped by us last Monday.  Let’s not repeat that again! 

A victory against the Bobcats will move us up in the standings, as Marion sets atop with a 4-2 record.  Hoptown is hosting the Oilers, and if Owensboro wins along with us, we’ll move an entire game up in the standings.  All the teams above us are in a tight grouping, just ready for the picking.  It’s time to keep the stream pressure up and move ahead.  

Friday, June 8, 2012

Friday night battle at the Yard

Tonight's game at the Yard in Fulton features the Railroaders taking on the Madisonville Pirates in the second game of a two game series with the Bucs.  Last night the Railroaders lost to the Pirates in close one that went 10 innings before a wild pitch ended the game abruptly.  

While the Railroaders lead the OVL at the plate with a team batting average of .317, they continue to struggle on the mound.  Fans are looking for a turn around in that department tonight.  We'll be on TeamLine to bring you the play by play, so if you can't make the trip out to Yard, join us here online with your thoughts during the game.  Webcast time is 7 pm.

Update:  I made my way out to the Yard early, and low & behold the Bucs have already invaded our grounds.  Our players were gracious enough to yield the field for their batting practice.

I've spoken with our boys and they're ready for tonight.  Last night's loss will be deter them.  There are plans to run up the score tonight. We'll have to wait and see, but I'm sure it's going to be a good game.  The Railroaders are fired up, for sure!

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

One down in Hoptown . . on to the Pirates

Time to catch a train east and head to Hopper Town on Wednesday for the second road game of the season.  We're due a win and good time to get it against the Hoppers in their first home game.

After Hoptown, the Roaders head north on Thursday to face off with Pirates in Madisonville for the first time in 2012. 

The boys are back on Friday and Saturday for 2 more games with the Pirates at the Yard.  Plenty of baseball over the next few days, and a chance to move up in the standings.  In fact, it's the only direction we can go now, UP!

Let's go get'em!

Great first win against last night. The spark is back in the Railroaders. Pirates are next and coming off a loss to Bobcat and a hefty as well at 11-1.  Let's sweep this road trip and continue at home Friday & Saturday. I'm Fulton Fans will be ready for that. 

Monday, June 4, 2012

Try, try again . . .

After 3 close games, we’re on the brink of winning our first game of the season.  We’ve yet to face 2 teams, the Pirates and Bobcats, and tonight it’s the Cats coming to town.  Sometimes these little critters can create problems.  However, with the correct weapons and knowing how to use them, there’s really no danger in doing battle with them.  We’ll have to watch for their bite though. 

In the past, the Bobcats have prided themselves with good pitching.  I have no reason to believe that has changed.  They only have 2 games under their belt, and stand 1-1 for the effort.  In those 2 games they have allowed 6 runs total with a team ERA of 2.12 produced by 5 pitchers (one at 1.29, one at 13.50, the others 0.00).  Their bats aren’t very strong at this point with a team average of .193, and they’ve managed a total of 7 runs in the 2 games played. 

I believe it’s time for us to break the ice and get into the win column tonight!  In our 3 games, our team batting average is .283 and we’ve scored a total of 25 runs.  Angelo Burrage is leading with a .429 average and 5 more Roaders are above .300.  We got the offense to take this game.  We need to bullpen to step up to the challenge.  In 3 games, 29 runs have been scored against us and the team ERA is at 6.99.  We can do a lot to improve these numbers tonight, and yes, we do have the right weapons to do it.  Let’s play some baseball!

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Not again!

Enough already, I say.  Other than 2 terrible innings, the pitching and defense held it's own.  Maybe it was the full moon, who knows?  There has to be an answer here somewhere.  We've seen some signs of a spark, but we lack a fire in the tank.  A bigger head of steam is what we need if we're going to this train going in the right direction.  Most of what's gone wayward is fixable with a little thought process.  Let's plug up the holes, go on the road to Owensboro and get a win.  It's time this train gets moving.

"Come on, man"