Saturday, July 27, 2013

The Cats Are Back

Few people have thought the Bobcats would still be around this far into the Post Season Playoffs, but they are.  They played a great game against the Pirates in Round One to win and go into the Second Round to face the Railroaders. Although the Cats fell hard in Game One last night against the Railroaders, they are still a threat to contend with. They say "a wounded animal is more dangerous" and I believe the Bobcats are just that. The Railroaders shouldn't turn their backs on these guys or they could get mauled.

Fulton was 8-1 against Marion in the regular season.  The Bobcats' team pitching ERA was 6.25 and their pitching staff has suffered greatly with injuries. The weak pitching corp should be an advantage for the power of Railroaders' bats tonight.  But make no mistakes, the Bobcats will not go lightly in the good night. They play for pride now and that is a powerful factor too.

It should be great game tonight at the Yard.  If you're in the area, come on out and watch the action.  Not in the area? We'll be on TeamLine with a webcast of all the plays.  Hope to see you at the Yard or online. Let's Fire it UP again for a win!

Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Questions on Standings & Weather

The rain has idled the Railroaders for the last 2 days. Although today begins with light showers in the area, the current rain is sliding south and the Yard should be ready for a 5 pm doubleheader start with the Bobcats.  The threat of storms remains in the forecast and we can only hope it continues to move south and the clouds clear for some much needed sun.

The Railroaders are in much need of a win.  The 2nd seed is still undecided with 4 games yet unplayed. One win or one Pirate loss will grantee a tie for second between the two teams.  The Railroaders with would take the tie breaker with a better record against the Pirates in head-to-head play, and Fulton would secure the 2nd seed for Post Season Playoffs.

The Oilers and Bombers aren't through yet either.  In 5th place and only 1 1/2 games in behind the Bombers, The Oilers have 3 games to move up on and overtake Dubois County who have only 2 game remaining. I'm sure the Oilers will be fighting to improve their standing and finish on a positive note.

Over the last two days the weather has prevented 3 games from being played.  The Playoffs are scheduled to begin on Thursday.  What will happen?  Will the standings firm up enough to get started on time with post season play?  How and when will the rained out games be played if needed? Will the weather continue to muddy the picture?  Lots of questions yet to be answered, but we'll know soon.

I think we'll get in a game or two tonight at the Yard with the Bobcats.  Let's just get the win and secure our place for the Playoffs!  Fire it UP!