Saturday, July 14, 2018

One Step at a Time

Last night’s sweep of the doubleheader against the Stallions and the Miners loss to the Flash moves the Railroaders up in the West standings to 3rd seed by a half game. Next we play the 2nd place Chiefs who are 3 games ahead of the Railroaders.

The Chiefs will be tough to beat after they took down the RiverDawgs last night in Owensboro. Paducah still has eyes on the first seed in the West only 2 games behind the leading Hoppers. Speaking of the Hoppers, our Railroaders will have to play them tomorrow, Sunday, in Fulton as well.

With only 5 games left in the regular season now, the road ahead is a difficult one. The Chiefs tonight, Hoppers tomorrow, Monday on the road to Muhlenberg and the last home game on Tuesday with the Hoppers again. The Railroaders end the season in Henderson on Wednesday with the Flash.

Although mathematically the top seed is still possible, realistically a secured 3rd seed and even a 2nd seed are more attainable. The Railroaders will have play hard and hope for some help to place higher. The Playoffs loom ahead and begin next Friday. The final weeks of baseball are before us, let’s fire it up!

Friday, July 13, 2018

Doubleheader with Stallions Today

Following an 11 game mid-season losing streak, the Railroaders have won 7 of their last 10 games. And with 7 games left in the regular season, the team appears to be warming up for a good run towards the post-season title race. It all starts today in Fulton at the Yard with the Stallions coming to town for a doubleheader (first game start is 5 PM).

Both the Stallions (12-21) and Railroaders (12-22) are currently in last place in their respective divisions. Fulton still has a shot at 3rd seed in the West being 2 games behind the Miners. The 2nd seed Chiefs are 4.5 games ahead the Railroaders.

It will be a big weekend of baseball in Fulton. Tonight’s doubleheader is followed by Saturday game with the Chiefs and Sunday night with the Bombers. The final regular season Home game in Fulton will be Tuesday against the Hoppers. If you haven’t made a game yet, now would be a good time to so. Post season playoffs will begin next Friday.

See you at the Yard or online with TeamLine. Time to fire-it-up!

Sunday, July 8, 2018

Hoptown Hoppers and Railroaders Sunday Night Baseball

The West Division leading Hoppers jump into Fulton today to play our Railroaders. The Railroaders have failed to beat the Hoppers in 4 attempts so far this season. The Railroaders have improved of late, winning 4 of their last 5 games. It will be a tough game, but I think the Railroaders are up to task now.

The forecast predicts a chance of rain, so we’ll need to get and maintain a lead early tonight. We need fan support for sure. The players have struggled a lot this year, but the season is not over and there are 11 games left before the post-season playoff. There is still time to improve and not impossible to climb in the rankings. See you at the Yard or online TeamLine.