RailRiders catcher Eddy Rodriguez ‘99 percent’ sure he’s retiring

MOOSIC — There was a point when Eddy Rodriguez wasn’t confident the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders were going to make the playoffs. They were on the road in a series against the Pawtucket Red Sox in the first weekend of July. The team had just watched some of its best players go to the bigs for the […]

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SWB RailRiders front office ready for Tuesday’s Triple-A National Championship Game

MOOSIC — Josh Olerud and the rest of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders front office have been planning for Sept. 19 for more than a year now, since the franchise was awarded the Triple-A National Championship Game in Aug. 2016. From a year-plus of preparation, down to months and weeks, the clock to first pitch has just […]

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SWB RailRiders manager Al Pedrique happy with how team finished, even in defeat

MOOSIC — A somber Al Pedrique stood outside of his office after Friday’s season-ending 6-4 loss at the hands of the Durham Bulls in Game 4 of the Governors’ Cup Finals. He wished there was one more game. A shot to repeat. One that would never come. But at the same time, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders […]

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Missed opportunities end SWB RailRiders’ season in Governors’ Cup Finals against Durham Bulls

MOOSIC — The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders had their chances Friday night, bringing the tying run up to the plate in the sixth, seventh and eighth innings. But the three runs they scored in the bases-loaded opportunities weren’t enough. A two-run home run by Durham third baseman Daniel Robertson proved to be the difference, as the sixth-inning […]

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Cooper, German power RailRiders over Durham to tie Governors’ Cup Finals

DURHAM, N.C. — When Garrett Cooper stepped up to the plate in the first inning, there were two outs and the bases were loaded. Cooper was still searching for his first hit with the the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, playing in his fourth game with the team. Although the 27-year-old had to grind it out at-bat after […]

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Off to Durham: Kingston native made trip to Governors’ Cup Finals

DURHAM, N.C. — When the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders punched their ticket to the Governors’ Cup Finals after beating the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Sunday, Dick Devans knew he couldn’t miss it. He had booked a flight to Durham by Monday afternoon. Devans, a 67-year-old Hanover Township resident and Kingston native, is a game day assistant with […]

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Pitching, defensive miscues sink RailRiders in Game 1 loss in Durham

DURHAM, N.C. — Al Pedrique said the key to success in the Governors’ Cup Finals would be good pitching and good defense. The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders manager was right. However, it was the RailRiders’ shortcomings in both areas that proved to be the difference. The Durham Bulls posted a three-run first inning that Scranton/Wilkes-Barre couldn’t come […]

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Goverors’ Cup Finals Preview: SWB RailRiders taking it one game at a time against Durham Bulls

As the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders boarded their bus to head to Durham, N.C., Monday morning, they embarked on what has the potential to be the start of an historic week. The RailRiders are back in the Governors’ Cup finals for a second straight season and by the end of the week, they can lock up not […]

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Survive and advance: Tumultuous 7th inning propels RailRiders to Governors’ Cup finals

MOOSIC — In a matter of minutes, the momentum, the game and the series shifted from the Lehigh Valley IronPigs to the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders. IronPigs third baseman Hector Gomez started the seventh inning with a lead-off double to the left field wall, but he would get no further on the basepaths after he was called […]

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Brady Lail came through when the RailRiders need him most, delivered 2-1 series lead

MOOSIC — In the pivotal Game 3 of a deadlocked first-round series with the rival Lehigh Valley IronPigs, manager Al Pedrique and the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders put the ball, and their faith, in Brady Lail. The 24-year-old right-hander delivered with one of his strongest outings of the season. Lail pitched six innings of one-run baseball, while […]

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