Saturday, July 6, 2013

"We've not yet begun to Fight!"

The Railroaders' guns were silent for the most part in last night's game with the Pirates.  The Pirates boost ahead into 3rd position after winning the battle, 4 games out of 1st and 2 games behind Fulton.  Our loss and Hoptown's victory over the Cats on Friday pushed Fulton back to 2 games out of first.

Tonight at the Yard is a rematch with the Bucs and a chance for the Railroaders to even the two game series.  There are 16 games left in the regular season for the Railroaders.  Over the last 16 games the Railroaders have amassed a 13-3 record., however the last 2 game we've not played up to our potential.  It's time to get the back on the right course for final third of the season.  The race will tighten and the games will get tougher.  We have the right weapons and there's a need now to use them.

Let's Fire it Up and get going again with a strings of wins, beginning tonight!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Cats and Fireworks at the Yard

With the win last night the Railroaders have taken 4 of 5 games against the Bobcats thus far this season.  The Cats may be at the bottom of the standings with a 6-19 record, but that doesn’t make them any less dangerous on the field.  No time to let our guard down now.  Marion has added a couple new players in hopes of improving their season play.  I’m sure they would enjoy playing the spoiler for every team they face. 

The Railroaders are hot though, winning 11 of the last 12 games.  From a historical standpoint, Fulton has the exact same record of 16-11 as they this time last year through 27 games.  The difference this year; the Railroaders are only 1 ½ games behind the Hoppers this time while last year they were 4 games back with 27 completed games.  I think it’s going to have a different ending this time.  The boys are hot and playing well.

We're expecting fireworks both on and off the field tonight, so come on out to the Yard for a great 4th of July evening of entertainment!

Garret Ring scheduled pitcher for the Railroaders tonight!

Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Oilers & Railroaders for 2 games tonight

Both the Railroaders and Oilers are close in the standings.  Along with the Bombers, both teams are fighting towards taking out the first place Hoppers who play the Bombers tonight and have a 2 game lead at the mid-season point.  Tonight at the Yard the Railroaders have a chance to improve over everyone with a doubleheader evening.

The Oilers like to run the bases with 58 stolen on the year and have played two less games than the Railroaders who have 38 bases taken.  The Railroaders have the bats though with a .263 team average while the Oilers come in with a .225 thus far.  Fulton has 6 active players above or near .300 in average, the Oilers best hitter is at .286.  No comparison in homeruns either as Fulton totals 23 and the Owensboro with only 3.  Railroader pitching is better at a team ERA of 2.67 and the Oilers at 2.99.  Still the Oilers win on Sunday shows they have what it take to get it done.  However, so do the Railroaders who have come back from a 5-10 start to win 8 of the last 9 games played.

Tonight is time for the Railroaders to get it going again, and at the Yard.  The other OVL games are single contest for today, so the Railroaders can move ahead with a sweep of 2 games over the Oilers.  Let's Fire It UP, Guys!!!!!