RailRiders lose cool and the game as Syracuse circles the bases

MOOSIC — As the umpires stood there motionless, Tyler Wade sheepishly kept going around the bases — all four of them — until he tapped a foot on home plate after his bouncer clanked off the glove of a Syracuse infielder. It turned out to be a foul ball. But it painted a perfect picture […]

Comments - 8:48 pm - updated: 9:34 pm.

Party time: RailRiders clinch playoff berth with win over Syracuse

MOOSIC — Tyler Wade joked with Scranton/Wilkes-Barre hitting coach P.J. Pilittere Friday night that he was sort of glad that Lehigh Valley beat Pawtucket to prevent the RailRiders from clinching a spot in the Governor’s Cup playoffs. He wanted to enjoy the celebration, too. All the RailRiders needed to do was win Saturday against the […]

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RailRiders Playlist: Joe Mantiply keeps it on shuffle

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 Notebook: Jake Cave bringing success from Rochester back home

MOOSIC — In the grand scheme of things, Jake Cave’s .299 batting average for the month of August is nothing to sniff at. However, after batting .390 and .327 in the two months prior, one could consider Cave’s August a slight slump. That was until this past week’s four game-series in Rochester, when the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre […]

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Yankees’ Greg Bird records 2 hits in final game with SWB RailRiders, a 9-1 win

Greg Bird backed up his manager’s words in Friday night’s blowout against the Syracuse Chiefs. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders manager Al Pedrique told reporters Friday afternoon that he thought the New York Yankees first baseman looked ready to return to the bigs. Five hours later, Bird collected a pair of hits as the RailRiders’ designated hitter in […]

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RailRiders Weekend Feature: Jordan Montgomery looking forward to return to Yankees

MOOSIC — Jordan Montgomery was out for a run Friday afternoon at PNC Field. Just one day after he made his return to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders’ rotation, pitching three innings of one-run baseball in Rochester. After an impressive start to his rookie campaign, tallying a 7-6 record and 4.00 ERA as the New York Yankees’ […]

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RailRiders erupt in Montgomery’s return

Well, that scoring drought didn’t last long. And now, it shouldn’t be long before the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders once again become a playoff team. Rehabbing New York Yankees infielders Starlin Castro and Greg Bird hammered back-to-back home runs in the fourth inning Thursday, snapping a 17-inning scoreless streak and fueling a seven-run rally that carried the […]

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RailRiders fall twice in final inning at Rochester

After all that offense before the rain came, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders offense was washed out when a game against Rochester resumed Wednesday. And as it turned out, one run by Rochester was enough to win. Twice. Leonardo Reginatto unloaded a home run off Ben Heller in the bottom of the seventh inning Wednesday, giving Rochester […]

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Rehabbing Yankees help lift RailRiders over Rochester

The swings of two injured New York Yankees infielders just keep getting better in the minor leagues. And because of it, the fortunes of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders never looked healthier. Rehabbing Yankees Greg Bird and Starlin Castro accounted for all the team’s runs Monday, helping Chance Adams and the RailRiders hold off Rochester, 4-3 in […]

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Mark Payton, SWB RailRiders outfielder: 10 things you might not know about me

Mark Payton, a seventh-round draft pick by the New York Yankees out of the University of Texas in 2014, is in his first full season with the Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. In 75 games heading into Saturday night’s game against the Durham Bulls, the 25-year-old outfielder was batting .265 with five home runs, 12 doubles, 30 […]

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