Riding The Rails Episode 11: RailRiders starting pitcher Justus Sheffield

By DJ Eberle - [email protected]
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders southpaw Justus Sheffield delivers a pitch during Sunday's game against the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I. The 21-year-old starting pitcher was making his Triple-A debut. Louriann Mardo-Zayat/Pawsox -

WILKES-BARRE — Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders starting pitcher Justus Sheffield stops by for this week’s episode of Riding The Rails.

The RailRiders southpaw discusses his Triple-A season and securing his first win for Scranton/Wilkes-Barre (0:49), starting out the season in Double-A and what it was like to learn his promotion to the RailRiders (2:09), his issue with walks this season (5:20), his goals for the rest of the season (8:52), his trade to the New York Yankees organization in July 2016 (11:25), the misconception and origin story of being related for former major leaguer Gary Sheffield (14:31), what it’s like living with fellow RailRiders southpaw Josh Rogers (18:07), his favorite breakfast spots in northeastern Pennsylvania (20:06) and much, much more. Sheffield answers questions rapid fire to close out the show (24:06).

This podcast was recorded on June 11.

Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders southpaw Justus Sheffield delivers a pitch during Sunday’s game against the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I. The 21-year-old starting pitcher was making his Triple-A debut. Louriann Mardo-Zayat/Pawsox
https://www.timesleader.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/web1_Justus-Sheffield-4.jpgScranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders southpaw Justus Sheffield delivers a pitch during Sunday’s game against the Pawtucket Red Sox at McCoy Stadium in Pawtucket, R.I. The 21-year-old starting pitcher was making his Triple-A debut. Louriann Mardo-Zayat/Pawsox

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