Saturday, July 21, 2012

Final Season Game in the Yard tonight

With our loss to the Pirates last night, the Hoppers will take the #1 seed in the Post Season Playoffs. For the Railroaders it is now time to secure the #2 seed in the standings. That task begins tonight at the Yard for Fulton's final regular season game at home. It is also our chance to even the score with the Pirates as they sail into town just 1 game behind us in the #3 spot in the standings. We know what their intent is, so it's time to get the job done in our favor.
Rattler and I will be joined by Boilerstoker to cover the game. We need all the Fans at the Yard tonight to help put the Bucco's in their place. These two teams play tough against each other and Tradewater currently leads the season series between the two at 5-4. There's an urgent need to win this game to help secure home field advantage in the 2nd round of the Playoffs. Both teams still have a doubleheader each to play on Sunday, Pirates vs Hoppers in Madtown and Railroaders in Oiler Land. But tonight is the first important step in protecting our 2nd place standing. Let's win this contest and get back to 2 games ahead of the Bucs.
"Fire it Up!!!"

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Two Games to Tame the Cats

The Railroaders record this season with the Bobcats stands at 3 wins and 5 losses. Our final two games with Marion will occur tonight in the Yard with a chance to even the score. Winning both these games would also help our chances towards securing the 2nd seed and also help gain a little ground on Hoptown.

A long shot to take first place still exist. The best scenario would be for the Hoppers to drop 4 or their 5 remaining games, and the Railroaders complete a 6 games winning streak to finish out the season. A tall order, I know, but not impossible.  An identical record between us would result in a tie breaker in which we would win for our 6-4 record against the Hoppers.

Second seed in the standings is a more urgent task ahead of us. The Pirates are only 1 game behind us in 3rd. Tradewater is idle tonight and the Railroaders head to Madtown on Friday to face the Pirates. Our final game with the Bucs is Saturday at the Yard.

The Railroaders end the regular season on Sunday with a rescheduled doubleheader with the Oilers in Owensboro.  I see no reason why we can't finish strong and improve our record to Railroaders standards. Post Season Playoffs are scheduled to begin on Tuesday next week.

Tonight is an important start toward the final race to the finish. The Bobcats have played us tough this year, but our guys are up to the task. We'll need as many Fans as we can get in the Yard to help cheer the guys on. So come on out to the Yard and enjoy some great Railroader baseball.

"Fire it Up!"

Monday, July 16, 2012

Let's spill some Oil tonight

With only 8 games left, it's time to get it done now. The Oilers are coming to town tonight and we need wins! First place seems out of reach at 5 1/2 games back, but not impossible with a little help from the other teams. To secure 2nd place is within our control, but it will take work. Let's put the 4 losses behind us and finish with a good winning streak beginning with Owensboro. They won't go quietly into the good night, but we have the team to put them and the others away.  It's going to be a busy week and lots of baseball playing, but that's why we're here.

Let's First it Up!! 

See no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil

We have been, are, and always will be Railroaders Fans, but what's going on? We failed to observe the Railroader team spirit last night which we have seen, heard and spoke of over the last few weeks.  Don't you think it's time to get back on track and play some "focus" baseball. We know you can do it! Let's pull it back together and get the "Fire" back into the game!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Hoppers in the Yard Tonight

Big game tonight with the 1st place Hoppers and Railroaders 4 1/2 games behind in 2nd place. Nine times our guys have faced Hoptown and six games have been won by the Roaders. Both teams played their last game on Friday with the Hoppers coming away with the victory. Tonight is the final game between the two in the regular season and time for the Railroaders to get back on their winning ways. 

I expect the Hoppers to play hard and fast tonight, as they'll want to take this last game with the Railroaders. But the Railroaders are ready too and plan to pick up a game tonight. The Railroaders have 9 games left and the Hoppers have 8 remaining. The Railroaders have really gotten stronger as a team and we're expecting a strong finish to the season. Time toget serious in the Yard tonight for a tough game.

Fire it Up!