Riding The Rails Episode 10: RailRiders outfielder Mark Payton

By DJ Eberle - [email protected]
RailRiders designated hitter Mark Payton takes a swing on a Durham pitch at PNC Field in Moosic on Wednesday. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader -

WILKES-BARRE — Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders outfielder Mark Payton joins this week’s episode Riding The Rails prior to Sunday’s series finale against the Louisville Bats.

The RailRiders outfielder discusses having to battle back from a knee injury he suffered in spring training (0:42), his re-defined plate discipline and how he’s taking more walks (4:11), playing on such a talented Scranton/Wilkes-Barre team (6:56), playing for manager Bobby Mitchell again (9:42), Backyard Baseball Night (12:11), playing in the College World Series during his time at Texas (14:36), his love for Chicago sports (18:02) and much, much more. Payton answers questions rapid fire to close out the show (25:58).

RailRiders southpaw Justus Sheffield joins the podcast next week.

RailRiders designated hitter Mark Payton takes a swing on a Durham pitch at PNC Field in Moosic on Wednesday. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_TTL060718RailRiders_5-1.jpgRailRiders designated hitter Mark Payton takes a swing on a Durham pitch at PNC Field in Moosic on Wednesday. Bill Tarutis | For Times Leader

By DJ Eberle

[email protected]

Reach DJ Eberle at 570-991-6398 or on Twitter @ByDJEberle

Reach DJ Eberle at 570-991-6398 or on Twitter @ByDJEberle