Pregame notes: Castro, Higashioka arrive

Pregame notes: Castro, Higashioka arrive

Funny how good a minor league lineup looks when you add a couple big leaguers to the mix: RailRiders vs. Durham, Aug. 18 Jake Cave, center field Starlin Castro, designated hitter Greg Bird, first base Miguel Andujar, third base Billy McKinney, right field Kyle...
Cooper’s midseason journey reaches SWB

Cooper’s midseason journey reaches SWB

Colorado Springs, Colorado; to Round Rock, Texas; to Tacoma, Washington; back to Colorado Springs. Then onto Boston, Minneapolis, Seattle, the Bronx and, now, Moosic. Milwaukee to New York. It’s been a busy month for Garrett Cooper. The Yankees acquired Cooper...
Solano: Jose Fernandez was ‘special’

Solano: Jose Fernandez was ‘special’

THE 20-YEAR-OLD on the mound never pitched above High A, but there he was, making his Major League debut April 7, 2013. He got the first three New York Mets he faced to fly out. The next three, he struck out. Four more and Jose Fernandez had retired the first 10...
Pregame notes: Ford almost ready

Pregame notes: Ford almost ready

A couple notes from the RailRiders clubhouse Monday. Ford close to return If not for a couple passing rain storms, the RailRiders would’ve put Mike Ford’s injured hamstring to the test before Monday’s game. But the tarp stayed on the field and the...