Saturday, June 27, 2015

Hoppers first visit to the Yard

The Hoppers will visit the Yard tonight for the first time this season.  So far the Railroaders have confronted the Hoppers in five games all played in Hoptown, and Fulton has walked away with a 3-2 record head-to-head.  Both teams must play five more games before season’s end and all will be contested in Fulton at the Yard.

One thing is sure, the Railroaders and Hoppers have some great games.  The Hoppers have struggled the first half of the season achieving only a 7-12 record, well below .500 in win/loss percentage. The Hoppers will be fighting hard to improve and stage themselves for a downhill run in the season’s final half. They play their 20th game tonight with the Railroaders.

The Railroaders on the other hand have reached the crest, moving on with 21 games under their belt. There was no expected “slow season start” for the Railroaders as has been the history over the last five years.  No, these 2015 Railroaders have kept pace in the upper half of the standings, and their downhill run has momentum. The offense is responding when down in the in score, and come-from-behind wins and close games occur often. Of the Railroader 9 losses this season, only 2 were loss by more than 2 runs. Opponents must fight hard to overcome the Railroaders at bat.  Pitching has improved and can stand toe-to-toe with any of the teams.  Field defense has been questionable at times with errors, but they have had only 2 in the last 4 games.
 
Overall Team Stats
Batting Stats
  GP PA OAB Avg Slug OBA H 1B 2B 3B HR R RBI BB SB HBP SO
RAILROADERS 22 938 758  .285  .396  .396 216 166 31 4 15 138 105 116 24 32 138
HOPPERS
18
781
670
 .237
 .304
 .340
159
127
23
5
4
81
67
89
36
16
136

Pitching Stats
  GS W L SA BF H 1B 2B 3B HR R BB HB SO IP ER ERA
RAILROADERS 22 13 9 0 852 174 140 25 4 5 87 67 24 159 196.33 54  2.48
HOPPERS 19 7 12 2 823 184 146 25 4 9 118 106 22 105 176.00 84  4.30

The engine is fired up and the players are ready to go.  Tonight’s weather is not in question and will actually be a bit cooler than this past week has been.  We’re looking forward to another great night of baseball at the Yard with the Railroaders and Hoppers.  See you there or online TeamLine.



14 comments:

  1. Tonight is another player's shirt auction. Details on the Railroaders website. The number to call to place your bid is 270-627-4924.

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  2. Ed and Rae MathisJune 27, 2015 at 7:03 PM

    Pewee Valley, KY is listening!!!!! Had a great time at the game last night.

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  3. Checking in from Waddy. This new guy is good.

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  4. Ed and Rae MathisJune 27, 2015 at 7:15 PM

    The guest announcer, Mike Moore doing a great job.

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  5. what happened to the radio????

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  6. Ed and Rae MathisJune 27, 2015 at 7:40 PM

    Keep the bats going Railroaders!!!!

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  7. I hear you loud and clear in Martin, TN

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  8. Are the Railroaders 13-8 or 13-9? The OVL website and the Railroader website have different records.

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  9. Good evening John and Kipp's dad. I'm enjoying listening to you two this evening. I missed the first inning because I was looking for my jacket because it's only 93 degrees here tonight. ��. Let's go Roaders!!

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  10. Love the website...hope you keep every aspect of it for a long time!

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  11. Charlie Hecht's # 17 parents enjoy listening to every game. Go Railroaders!!!

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  12. What a great thing the Railroaders are doing for Leigha tonight. I'm hoping you raise a lot of money!!

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  13. Looking forward to the Bar-B-Que nachos next week!

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  14. Way to go Railroaders!!!

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