Rain derails RailRiders once again

June 24th, 2015 2:38 pm

First Posted: 4/12/2013

Rain prevented the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders from taking the field for a third consecutive day in Buffalo.

The Railriders and Buffalo were scheduled to play a doubleheader Friday. Now the teams will play consecutive doubleheaders today and Sunday. Both doubleheaders will start at 1:05 p.m.

Graham Stoneburner (0-1, 4.50 ERA) will start today’s opener for the RailRiders. Dellin Betances (0-0, 4:50) will take the mound for the nightcap.

The Railriders’ hitters will be facing a pair of veterans with extensive major league experience. Claudio Vargas (0-0, 2.25) will start the first game today for Buffalo. Vargas spent eight years in the majors, with his last stop in 2010 with the Milwaukee Brewers.

Ramon Oritz, a 40-year-old who has played in the majors for 11 seasons, will start the second game for Buffalo. Oritz is 0-0 with a 3.60 ERA this season. Oritz hasn’t played in the majors since 2011 when he made 22 appearances with the Chicago Cubs.

The RailRiders return home for an eight-game homestand from April 19-26