Friday, July 17, 2015

Home stretch run begins with Hoppers

Heading into the final season stretch with 4 games left, the 22-14 Railroaders find themselves wedged between the 1st place Bombers and 3rd place Miners. The Post-Season Playoff seeding is becoming clearer with each game played.

The 24-12 Bombers are trying to hold on with a 2 game lead, and have 4 games remaining to play. Should the Railroaders catch and tie the records with the Bombers, the Railroaders would win the first seed. How? The first tiebreaker would be best head-to-head record, and after last night’s Railroader defeat of the Bombers that stands and ends at 5-5. The second tiebreaker is total runs scored between the two teams, the Railroaders with 53 to the Bombers 43 runs. 

The 20-15 Miners aren’t out of the mix either. They are only 1½ games behind the Railroaders and have their best chance in taking the 2nd seed from the Railroaders.  If these two tie in the standings, the Miners win out with a better 6-4 record against the Railroaders.  With 5 games left the Miners have a long shot to catch the Bombers, and the teams meet tonight for the first of two games remaining together.

For the Railroaders to take the regular season pennant the task is simple, keep winning and hope the Bombers drop 2 or more games of 4 remaining.  The Railroaders play a doubleheader tonight with the 14-20 Hoppers who still have 6 games left to play. The Railroaders will finish their final two games at home on Monday against the Oilers and Tuesday with the Hoppers one more time. Then everyone head to the Post-Season Playoff Championship rounds.

The Railroader bats have been hot lately in winning 6 of their last 7 games, the only loss coming from final inning errors on the defense.  If the boys can play well in the field, the Railroaders have a reasonable chance (with help) to take 1st seed.  Focus on that and we at least should secure the 2nd seed soon.

First game tonight is at 5 pm, each game scheduled for 7 innings.  It will be hot both on and off the field.  See you at the Yard or online Teamline.

26 comments:

  1. Michigan on board. Go Railroaders!

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  2. Ed and Rae MathisJuly 17, 2015 at 5:37 PM

    Several Fulton Parents were cheering on the Railroaders last night to a great win!! We hope it continues tonight! Go Railroaders!!!!

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  3. Nice to have Teamline back up. Great start Railroaders! Focus and keep playing hard, you got this! Roll train!!

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  4. Great weather here, been in the lower to mid 80's all week. We could use some rain, the grass is crunchy. :)

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  5. Ed and Rae MathisJuly 17, 2015 at 5:56 PM

    KY certainly can give Sherrie some rain!!!

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    1. We could use it, the wild fires are scary.

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  6. Hello from Susan Valdez in Canada!!

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  7. Gotta love the sound of that train whistle! WTG

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    1. I'm sure RJ misses that sound too

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  8. we are getting lots of rain and fires are getting under control...

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  9. Ed and Rae MathisJuly 17, 2015 at 7:07 PM

    Come on Railroaders!!! we are cheering for you!!!

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  10. ROLL TRAIN!!! Listening in Waddy Ky!!!!

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  11. Jeremy has been a warrior this week!!! Practices football from 9-12 in the morning then drives the Railroaders to 3 straight road games (Dubois Co included!!). Then back up for football the next morning!!! My Hero!!!

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  12. Eliasons listening in from WA. Stream keeps dropping though.

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  13. Connection lasts between 40 and 90 seconds :(

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    1. Not on your end, but the server drops me then I have to refresh th page and reconnect. My longest connection was 90 seconds.

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  14. Audio has been consistent since I tuned in for Game 2.

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  15. no dropped connection in the mighty metropolis of waddy

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  16. Yes and I have to refresh the Teamline page. I'm listening on my phone and I thought it was my AT&T signal

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  17. So, after 60 or so refreshes, I have not had to refresh since you started talking about it.... Someone turned the dial to 11.... Ha ha

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    1. 20 minutes, then back to the refreshing.

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    2. Back to continual refresh... my connection is wifi over high speed internet

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