Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Post Season Playoffs loom before final Home game

Little Jayce helps press box during rain delay
The unfortunate loss last night precludes any chance the Railroaders had to take the season pennant. Hats off the to the Bombers who were able to sit at home last night and win their first regular season OVL title. 

Where’s that leave the Railroaders?  They must fight to beat the Hoppers tonight at the Yard and hope the Bombers take out the Miners in Madisonville at the same time.  Question is, will the Bombers play a good enough or slack off knowing they are already set as the #1 seed for Post-Season play. 

The Miners need only to tie season records with the Railroaders to gain the #2 spot for the playoffs. That leaves the Railroaders in #3 seed. In the last 5 seasons (including pre-OVL play) the Railroaders have secured the #2 mark to finish the season.  That distinction is in jeopardy tonight.

The #2 seed in the playoffs is significant for home field advantage in Round Two.  The second round Best of Three series will start with a game at #3 seed’s home field.  The second and third (if needed) games will be played at the #2 seed’s home park. In the first 4 years of the OVL the Railroaders have won the Post-Season Playoff title twice from the #2 position. Only the Hoppers have taken the post-season award one time starting from the #3 spot.

We’ll find out tonight at the Yard if the Fulton can take care of half the solution while monitoring the other half in Madisonville, and cheer for the Railroaders and Bombers to win.

We hope everyone can make the game for the final regular season home game in 2015.  Our new TeamLine commentator; Jayce will be there with a couple of uplifting thoughts I'm sure, to urge the Railroaders towards a victory.  See you at the Yard or online TeamLine.

16 comments:

  1. Ed and Rae MathisJuly 21, 2015 at 6:54 PM

    Go Railroaders!!!! We are cheering you on

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  2. Let's finish the regular season with a win Roaders! John I sent RJ the picture of Jayce

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  3. Let's go Railroaders! We need home field for the playoffs! Listening in from Johns Creek (Fulton County!) GA! Eating my own version of bar-b-que nachos, Doritos & Beef!

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  4. Come on boys. We gotta hit with them. Show them what ya got!!

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  5. Just wanted to thank you both for doing a great job announcing the railroaders games this summer. We really enjoyed it. Unfortunately we were only able to make a trip to Fulton once this summer. And great job by Jayce last night. Cutest thing ever! Thanks again guys. The Estands #9 (evergreen park, illinois)

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  6. I will second SJCs comments. We in Washington have enjoyed the broad casts and our trip there. FYI, Lucas leaves on Thurs for his sister's wedding back in WA, returning on Monday for the rest of the playoffs.

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  7. You can bring Jayce in for color commentary.

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  8. iScore from the Miners has it 10-4 for Madisonville with B7 in progress

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  9. Way to go Jayce! You're a great commentator and I'm enjoying listening to you.

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  10. Great job guys. Enjoyed listening and happy our son was a part of Railroaders baseball. Thanks for all you do.

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  11. 11-4 for MAD heading to top of 8th

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  12. 11- 6 heading to the top of the 9th

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  13. Rather, 11 - 6 bottom of the 8th in progress

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  14. Going to be at least 12-6 going to the 9th in MAD

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  15. 12-6 for Miners into T 9th

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  16. 12-6 Miners, Final

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