RailRiders Weekend Notebook: Loss of catcher Wilkin Castillo could sting

MOOSIC — From the outside looking in, the loss of Wilkin Castillo doesn’t look so bad. He’s a backup catcher that was batting .192 — mostly from the nine-hole — and has been up and down between Scranton/Wilkes-Barre and Double-A Trenton. However, if you ask anyone on the team, he’s played a crucial role in […]

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RailRiders Playlist: Kyle Higashioka goes old school

If you walk into any baseball clubhouse or locker room at any level — professional, college or even high school — there’s a good chance music will be blasting out of someone’s speakers. It could be country, rock, hip-hop and rap, R&B, reggae or Latin music. The same can be said as teams go through […]

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RailRiders Weekend Feature: Eddy Rodriguez’s season has two sides of the story

MOOSIC — When Eddy Rodriguez puts his catcher’s gear on and crouches down behind the plate he becomes one of the best backstops in the International League. However, when he steps into the batter’s box, it’s a completely different situation. He’s sporting a team-low .178 batting average and has struck out in 134 of 270 […]

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SWB RailRiders undergo roster shake up after Yankees’ Sept. 1 call-ups

When Ben Heller stood in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders clubhouse Thursday afternoon, he questioned what his future would entail. It was Aug. 31, a day before Sept. 1 call-ups, and Heller was one of the RailRiders likely to be called to help out the New York Yankees as the big-league club makes its push for the […]

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Chance Adams struggles against the Rochester Red Wings again as SWB RailRiders fall 5-1

MOOSIC — There’s something about the Rochester Red Wings. Chance Adams season as a whole has been very impressive. The right-hander has been the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders ace ever since he was called up in May. However, when Adams faces the Red Wings, he always seems to struggle. Including Thursday night. Adams gave up five runs […]

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SWB RailRiders score in buches in win over Rochester Red Wings

MOOSIC — It doesn’t matter how you score, as long as you score more than the opponent. And the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders did their damage in bunches Wednesday night against the Rochester Red Wings. The RailRiders (86-50) did all of their scoring in just two innings, as a pair of four-run innings were the difference. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre […]

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SWB RailRiders Tyler Wade and Al Pedrique take home International League postseason awards

MOOSIC — When Tyler Wade started discussing his International League Postseason All-Star nod as shortstop on Wednesday, one of the first things he did was thank his manager, Al Pedrique. It just so happens that the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders manager was also named the league’s Manager of the Year on Wednesday. It was the second straight […]

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No hangover here: RailRiders come out firing, bury Rochester

MOOSIC — The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders had already clinched a playoff berth and the International League North Division title before they even took the field against the Rochester Red Wings Tuesday night. But they didn’t look like a team that had nothing but pride to play for on Tuesday. The RailRiders (85-50) opened up for eight […]

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Outgoing RailRiders VP of baseball ops excited for a new challenge

MOOSIC — When Curt Camoni rolled out of bed Tuesday morning, he was excited to come to PNC Field. Just like every other day for the last 14 years. Camoni joined the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre front office in Feb. 2005 as the director of stadium operations before being promoted to vice president of stadium operations in Dec. […]

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The party continues: SWB RailRiders clinch IL North title with win over Rochester Red Wings

MOOSIC — Music was blasting and champagne, beer, ice and Gatorade were flying through the air. Al Pedrique, Jake Cave, Nick Rumbelow and Cito Culver couldn’t even get through their interviews without getting showered by something. For the second time in three days, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were celebrating in their clubhouse after another win. This […]

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