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HILLARY SMITH: RailCats miscues are in good company

If there's an indication of the parity of the American Association, here it is: not since 2010 has the team that won the league championship the year before appeared in the postseason.

August 31, 2014 8:30 pm

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats wagering future for present gains

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats wagering future for present gains

GARY | If there's any wonder that the RailCats are all in to keep that American Association Championship trophy in Gary, this weekend's trade deadline moves spoke volumes.

August 24, 2014 8:30 pm

RailCats end home schedule with power, win

RailCats end home schedule with power, win

GARY | By the time Henry Wrigley hit his first home run out of U.S. Steel Yard in a RailCats uniform, his team was already ahead 12-3.

August 24, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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RailCats still looking up, looking ahead

GARY | The RailCats' new season starts now.

August 20, 2014 10:00 pm Related

RailCats ready for return of Ryan Brockett, again

GARY | Ryan Brockett has never had any injury issues.

August 19, 2014 8:00 pm Related

RailCats starter takes time in region to rest in 5-man rotation

GARY | Stephen Hiscock's parents and younger sister arrived in the region Sunday, and the RailCats pitcher was in town to meet them.

August 18, 2014 8:00 pm Related

RailCats hope lineup change up will reverse fortunes

GARY | When Craig Maddox swung at a 3-1 pitch Tuesday night and popped out foul to third base, RailCats manager Greg Tagert made a decision about Wednesday's lineup card.

August 13, 2014 11:00 pm Related

RailCats' newest addition has big league name

GARY | For the first time in his professional career, Logan Brumley is in the same time zone as his father.

August 12, 2014 8:00 pm Related

RailCats rotation adds part-time cog

GARY | As the RailCats hit the final 20 games to their season, the four-man rotation needed a tweak, the coaching staff decided.

August 12, 2014 8:00 pm Related

HILLARY SMITH: No cause for concern, yet

The panic button at U.S. Steel Yard is still under lock and key. For now.

August 10, 2014 8:30 pm

RailCats' walking wounded called on in times of need

RailCats' walking wounded called on in times of need

GARY | Zac Mitchell watched the RailCats play five games from a spot he hates to sit: on the bench.

August 06, 2014 8:45 pm Photos

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Lincoln closes in as RailCats drop two-day extra-inning game

GARY | If the RailCats needed a morale boost from losing three games in a row, an extra-inning game that was restarted after a night's rest was sure to do it.

August 05, 2014 11:00 pm Related

RailCats hit injury wall as push for postseason ramps up

GARY | Before the RailCats played against the Lincoln Saltdogs in Monday's second game of the four-game series, the Gary coaching staff was forced to make a series of moves.

August 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related

Left is right in RailCats lineup

GARY | On Saturday, as they do most nights, the RailCats ran six left-handed hitters out in their lineup.

August 02, 2014 8:00 pm Related

RailCats sign Bishop Noll grad Andy Loomis

GARY | Andy Loomis has spent nearly a year rehabbing his pitching arm from Tommy John surgery and was out of professional baseball only a week.

August 01, 2014 10:30 pm Related

First American Association trade deadline passes without RailCats deals Thursday

GARY | As Major League Baseball's trade deadline reached Thursday with movement across the country, the American Association hit its first deadline on the roster calendar.

July 31, 2014 10:00 pm Related

RailCats return from all-star game with winners, injuries

RailCats return from all-star game with winners, injuries

GARY | The RailCats sent eight members of the team to the American Association All-Star game in Winnipeg and all came back with something different.

July 30, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Dustin Crenshaw rejuvinates pitch, adds to resume

Dustin Crenshaw rejuvinates pitch, adds to resume

GARY | After Dustin Crenshaw had Tommy John surgery in 2009, he found it was tough to throw a changeup.

July 28, 2014 4:45 pm Photos

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HILLARY SMITH: RailCats need to return to plate patience

HILLARY SMITH: RailCats need to return to plate patience

GARY | Longtime RailCats fans could count on two things at U.S. Steel Yard: a foul ball and a long game.

July 27, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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RailCats trounced by Winnipeg

RailCats trounced by Winnipeg

GARY | The RailCats' hope of using the two-day all-star break as momentum for the final month of the season was washed away in a dismal sixth inning Sunday.

July 27, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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RailCats have chance for advantage before all-star break

RailCats have chance for advantage before all-star break

GARY | The American Association heads into its two-day all-star break beginning Monday, and the RailCats are in the middle of a series being watched throughout the league.

July 26, 2014 9:30 pm Photos

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Morgan Coombs happy to return after spasms send him to DL

GARY | Among Morgan Coombs' many goals as he entered the RailCats' season was what could have been a simple one: don't miss a start.

July 25, 2014 9:45 pm Related

HILLARY SMITH: Who's next in best of the 'Cats?

GARY | With Willie Glen's number secured in the outfield at U.S. Steel Yard earlier this month, the next question quickly becomes: who's next?

July 20, 2014 8:30 pm

RailCats drop series finale to Sox

GARY | The RailCats have gone 13-5 since July 1, but Sunday's late-inning loss to Amarillo prompted a closed-door, postgame clubhouse meeting.

July 20, 2014 8:30 pm Related

RailCats catchers having career seasons in dual roles

GARY | Ryan Babineau and Craig Maddox bargained with RailCats manager Greg Tagert for a new way to use the platooned catching position.

July 18, 2014 10:00 pm Related

Bougher bounces back but 'Cats fall to RedHawks

Bougher bounces back but 'Cats fall to RedHawks

GARY | After Stephen Bougher's last start in Winnipeg, RailCats pitching coach Chad Rhoades told his righty to think of one thing: pink elephants.

July 16, 2014 3:30 pm Photos

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'Cats pitcher Barry Fowler making best of his 'second' second chance

GARY | In Barry Fowler's first professional start, he was wearing a Winnipeg Goldeyes jersey and pitched five perfect innings against the RailCats. 

July 15, 2014 11:00 pm Related

RailCats set to send six to American Association all-Star game

RailCats set to send six to American Association all-Star game

GARY | Craig Maddox has played professional baseball for seven seasons, and on Monday saw a text that gave him something he's never experienced before.

July 14, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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HILLARY SMITH: Grading the RailCats at midseason

GARY | The RailCats hit the (almost) midway point of their season with a solid hold on the top of the American Association's Central Division standings and winning record.

July 06, 2014 8:30 pm

RailCats head on the road with win over Saints

RailCats head on the road with win over Saints

GARY | RailCats manager Greg Tagert was concerned as his team hit a three-game homestand against St. Paul that finding a complete-team win was hindering success.

July 06, 2014 8:30 pm Related

RailCats retire Willie Glen's No. 23

RailCats retire Willie Glen's No. 23

GARY | In the 13 years of the RailCats franchise, the team has held two jersey numbers in retirement, both posted in center field.

July 05, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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RailCats avoid 'big inning' in win over Saints

GARY | Returning home from a seven-game road trip in which the RailCats went 2-5, the team is suffering the woes of baseball, manager Greg Tagert said.

July 04, 2014 8:00 pm Related

Schedule helps 'Cats breed familiarity with non-divisional foe

GARY | The RailCats have played 39 games in the American Association season and nine of them have been against the same team.

June 26, 2014 8:45 pm

RailCats trade Hamilton, add young infielder

RailCats trade Hamilton, add young infielder

GARY | The RailCats made a trade Wednesday that took a veteran out of the clubhouse in an effort to give him more at-bats this season.

June 25, 2014 10:10 pm Photos

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Ryan Brockett returns after second stint on DL

Ryan Brockett returns after second stint on DL

GARY | Ryan Brockett appeared on the RailCats' radar mid-June of last season and played sparingly as the team won an American Association Championship.

June 24, 2014 10:30 pm

Former MLB pitcher Parr is taking next second chance with RailCats

GARY | James Parr spent three years preparing for his reappearance on the mound.

June 23, 2014 8:00 pm Related

RailCats split doubleheader, fall in series to Lincoln

GARY | The RailCats have played in four doubleheaders this season, thanks to rain plaguing the first half of the schedule.

June 22, 2014 8:00 pm Related

RailCats drop series to division's worst team

GARY | The RailCats lost a home series to the worst team in the American Association's Central Division after an extra-inning first-game loss in a doubleheader.

June 11, 2014 11:45 pm Related

Drew Martinez excelling in new role in lineup, on RailCats field

GARY | After his first game in right field, Drew Martinez sent a text to Mike Massaro.

June 10, 2014 8:00 pm

RailCats rotation seeing early season success

GARY | The RailCats coaching staff took a different approach to their starting pitchers before the season began.

June 09, 2014 8:00 pm Related

HILLARY SMITH: Undrafted? No worries, say RailCats

Greg Tagert's specialty as a scout for the Detroit Tigers was to watch for potential in college seniors.

June 08, 2014 8:30 pm

RailCats use big inning to extend winning streak to seven

RailCats use big inning to extend winning streak to seven

GARY | Craig Maddox hit his first home run of the year off of the first pitch he saw from Sioux Falls relief pitcher Kyle Kingsley.

June 08, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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RailCats find hitter in converted pitcher Josh Romanski

RailCats find hitter in converted pitcher Josh Romanski

GARY | Josh Romanski's pitching career took him as high as Triple-A baseball and to a 3.63 ERA in four years of affiliated baseball.

June 06, 2014 8:00 pm Related

RailCats' 14th inning walkoff is first home win of 2014

RailCats' 14th inning walkoff is first home win of 2014

GARY | Adam Taylor entered the game in the seventh inning Friday and still finished 1-for-4 for the RailCats.

May 24, 2014 12:30 am Related

RailCats open home season with ceremony, fanfare

RailCats open home season with ceremony, fanfare

GARY | Three retired members of the RailCats' 2013 American Association championship team were on hand at the start of Thursday's home opener at U.S. Steel Yard.

May 22, 2014 9:00 pm Video Photos

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Danny Pulfer takes over at leadoff for RailCats

Danny Pulfer takes over at leadoff for RailCats

GARY | Danny Pulfer took a phone call during the baseball offseason that moved him back to a position he's always been comfortable at.

May 14, 2014 6:20 pm Photos

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RailCats take extra time after setting opening day roster

GARY | The RailCats coaching staff discussed their final cuts to the opening day roster on the bus at 2 a.m. Tuesday morning. 

May 13, 2014 7:45 pm

RailCats change pitching use in spring training

RailCats change pitching use in spring training

GARY | By this time last season, RailCats manager Greg Tagert knew his opening day pitcher and had a rotation nearly set.

May 08, 2014 9:00 pm

Familiar face returns to RailCats with chance at unfamiliar spot

Familiar face returns to RailCats with chance at unfamiliar spot

GARY | After the birth of his son Edwin Walker III, pitcher Edwin Walker took the rest of the 2013 season off.

May 05, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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HILLARY SMITH: Hard work at spring training not just for players

GARY | Greg Tagert's sons joke with him about how easy it has been to open spring training with the RailCats the last few years.

May 04, 2014 8:30 pm
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