RailRiders notes: Heller, Espinal, Frazier, homers

RailRiders notes: Heller, Espinal, Frazier, homers

Heller’s setback, Espinal’s injury, Frazier’s defense and homer, after homer, after homer — here are some notes from the RailRiders’ homestand. Heller hopeful for quick return Ben Heller would rather be pitching, but considering where he’s coming from, hearing he had...
Deivi’s debut

Deivi’s debut

Yankees 20-year-old pitching prospect Deivi Garcia made his Triple-A debut Monday, tossing five innings in the RailRiders’ game against Columbus, the top team in the International League that came into the game with a 31-13 record on the road. Garcia allowed one...
Wade, Didi team up for ‘extraordinary’ play

Wade, Didi team up for ‘extraordinary’ play

Didi Gregorius ranges up the middle to field a ground ball by Malquin Canelo in the third inning. Gregorius would spin and throw to first in time to get the Lehigh Valley leadoff hitter, but that wasn’t even the most impressive defensive play he was a part of...
No. 2: The RailRiders stand alone in ’16

No. 2: The RailRiders stand alone in ’16

“I don’t know how to explain it or tell you how we feel; but for myself, this season is on top of the list.” — RailRiders manager Al Pedrique The date: Sept. 20, 2016 The place: Autozone Park (Memphis, TN) The situation: They had already made...
No. 3: Baseball returns to NEPA

No. 3: Baseball returns to NEPA

“Our young people today will experience the thrills we had so many years ago.” — Pennsylvania governor and Scranton native Robert P. Casey The date: April 26, 1989 The place: Lackawanna County Stadium The situation: Years of dreaming led to decades...