It's time for the playoffs in the New York Penn League, or class A ball if you prefer. The regular season came to an end for the ValleyCats last night in a loss to the Hudson Valley Renegades 3-2. The Cats enter the playoffs on a downward trend, having lost 6 of their last 7 games.

That's the bad news. The good news is the ValleyCats won a franchise record 51 ballgames this year and are back in the playoffs after not making it in 2011.

Tri-City had their chances in the final regular season game, wasting many scoring chances leaving men on base in almost every inning.

Cats manager Stubby Clapp said after the game "I am not worried. We have had times where we have scuffled before for a few days before and we've always come back well."

That "comeback" Clapp speaks of begins in the playoffs Friday night when they open the post season with a best of 3 series on the road against the Auburn Doubledays.