Friday, June 15, 2018

Doubleheader against the Miners

After two rainouts and a road loss in Hoptown, the Railroaders return Home for some hot and heavy baseball tonight. While we are having issues getting our first road win, the Railroaders 4-1 record at Home indicates to me that our Fans seem to make a big difference in the getting the victories. Tonight we need that support more than ever. We play a showdown Doubleheader with the Miners, which are ahead of us by a half game in 3rd place. A sweep tonight will go a long way to improve our season outlook. First game start is 5 PM. Let’s make is a good night at Yard, see you there!

Wednesday, June 13, 2018

Miners tonight at the Yard

After a great come back win on Monday and rained out road game Tuesday, the Railroaders (4-5) return home tonight to take on the 5-5 Madisonville Miners for the first time this season. A win tonight will move Fulton up and out of the basement in West Division and push the Miners down. All but two of our players are now on board and its time to get this train moving. The guys are looking great and the team has really come together.

The Miners have overcome 4 straight losses to open season by winning 5 or their last 6 games. They appear to be on a roll and will be tough to beat. However, our Railroaders have improved from our slow start. Team batting average is at .246, OBP is .379, slugging average is .406 and OPS (slugging + OBP) is .785. These stats top the Miners who have a team AVG of .234, OBP at .347, SLG at .325, and an OPS of .672. It should be a good game at the plate tonight.

A quick look at pitching stats gives the Miners the edge. Madisonville’s team ERA is 4.447 while the Railroaders have a 7.419 team ERA. The Railroaders will need to play well in the field to overcome the errors committed in the 9 games played, 22 total. The Miners have had 18 in their 10 games completed. Both teams play well together and I expect the same tonight.

Hopefully the weather hold and field will be ready. Hope to see you at the Yard or online with TeamLine. Follow the game also on GameChanger. Go Railroaders!

Monday, June 11, 2018

Down in the Basement

After to loss of two road games, our Railroaders have returned home to take on the Chiefs tonight at the Yard. With a 3-5 record we also find ourselves in the basement of the West Division, a half game behind the 3rd place Miners (4-5) who won their game last night. While we’re down here, maybe we should check the wiring and see if everything is connected properly.

The Railroaders and Chiefs have met twice with the Chiefs victorious both times. Those games were in Paducah; tonight they meet in our place. We need the win! No bones about it. The first quarter of the season is fast approaching and we are 4.5 games behind the red hot 8-1 Hoppers. The second place Chiefs are 2 games back in the west and 2.5 games ahead of the Railroaders.

Its time for the Railroader to put together a strings of victories. Doing so well help us climb out the cellar. A successful time tonight at the Yard will begin a comeback process. The Fans can help, let’s get on with it.