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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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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