Miguel Andujar, Domingo German power RailRiders past Durham Bulls

MOOSIC — Miguel Andujar is just 22 years old. Domingo German just turned 24 earlier this month. They’re two of the younger Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, and together they’re making some of the loudest noise as of late. That continued Sunday against the Durham Bulls. German pitched seven shutout innings while Andujar finished a triple shy of […]

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RailRiders Weekend Notebook: Reliever Brady Lail has found his inner bulldog

MOOSIC — There was a point in early July when Brady Lail was flip-flopping between starts and relief appearances for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. And, as a reliever, something clicked. In a pair of three-inning relief appearances Lail totaled a 1.50 ERA. However, in four starts he had an 0-2 record and an alarming 9.33 ERA. […]

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Mistakes cost the SWB RailRiders in an 8-4 loss to the Durham Bulls

MOOSIC — If ominous winds were not so symbolic of the eighth inning to come, then bullpen and fielding struggles on this homestand might have been a better omen. Just as a thunderstorm encroached upon PNC Field, the wheels quickly came off for the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. The RailRiders suffered an 8-4 loss to the Durham […]

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RailRiders Playlist: Tyler Jones keeping it hip

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: Reliever Ben Heller conquering the game of failures

MOOSIC — The phrase “game of failures” gets tossed around a lot when discussing baseball. It was something New York Yankees pitcher CC Sabathia brought up on his podcast R2C2 recently with ESPN and YES Network announcer Ryan Ruocco. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre reliever Ben Heller mentioned it as an aspect of the game he had to conquer […]

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The key to his return: Starlin Castro and his iPad

MOOSIC — When New York Yankees come down to rehab with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders the one thing they’re often looking to get back is their timing. After spending weeks, and sometimes months, on the disabled list, players need to get used to live pitching again. And depending on the way some swings are constructed, it […]

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Yankees’ Greg Bird homers twice for RailRiders in loss to Durham Bulls

MOOSIC — Greg Bird hadn’t homered since April 16. He was more than due. So when Bird saw two of his swings result in balls going over the right field wall at PNC Field, he couldn’t help but smile. The 24-year-old first baseman knew they were home runs from contact. However, Bird’s dingers were two […]

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Eager N.Y. Yankees 2B Starlin Castro starts Major League rehab with the SWB RailRiders Friday

MOOSIC — Starlin Castro learned a lesson from his first stint on the disabled list back in June. He rushed his return from the DL after suffering a right hamstring strain on June 27. At first he thought he might have been able to avoid the disabled list all together, but that didn’t prove to […]

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SWB RailRiders avoid sweep, bounce back against Gwinnett Braves

MOOSIC — There was a special energy in the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders clubhouse Thursday afternoon. Music was blasting. Players and coaches could be seen joking with each other throughout the clubhouse. The team was as relaxed as it could have been in the midst of a three-game losing streak. Wednesday’s pair of losses to the Gwinnett […]

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N.Y. Yankees promote SWB RailRiders first baseman Tyler Austin on Thursday

MOOSIC — Tyler Austin’s getting another shot in the bigs. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders first baseman learned of the news late Wednesday night and made his way to Queens to rejoin the New York Yankees in time for their series finale against the New York Mets. “For a guy that had worked so hard to get […]

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