Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Tough game tonight with the RiverDawgs

The undefeated Owensboro RiverDawgs appear to play small and have achieved success in doing so. In their 5 wins they have total 32 runs on 35 hits, which only include 3 doubles and one homerun. They have 7 stolen bases. Their pitching is serving them well too. 13 runs and 33 hits over 5 games. Struck out 41 of 178 batters faced.

Our Railroaders on the other hand in 4 games have produced 23 hits (includes 4 doubles and 2 homers) and collected 24 runs. Stolen bases total 5. Those numbers seem to match up perfectly at the plate with the RiverDawgs. Both teams average about 6 runs and 6 hits a game, and a faction over one stolen base.

So what gives with our Railroaders (other than the normal slow start we’ve experienced over the years)? Well pitching seems to be an issue early on. There have 44 hits allowed and 47 runs scored against us. That’s average of 11 hits per game, and almost 12 runs average given up. A total of 27 batters walked (average 6.75) and with a team ERA of 9.871 .

A few issues in the field as well, We had 13 total (3.25 per game) errors. Mix that with the mound results and you have a 1-3 start.

Tonight’s game will be chance to begin a turnaround. A defeat of the leading OVL team should boost the morale both on and off the field. Tomorrow the Stallions come to town. Let’s win the next two and even our season.

See you at the Yard or online TeamLine. Josh will be a little late getting on air, but I'll hold down the press box until he gets there.


  1. A big thanks not only to the great guys on the field but the staff and management of the Railroaders. Fantastic job all around. It sure was a fun night Wednesday and tonight against the Stallions should be more of the same. Good luck Railroaders. You sure make my day better!