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That one time Mark Payton faced Roger Clemens

That one time Mark Payton faced Roger Clemens

With Roger Clemens coming to PNC Field tonight ... In 2012, Roger Clemens pitched an inning of the University of Texas alumni game. Batting third for the Longhorns that day: Mark Payton. Payton, the RailRiders outfielder, paid attention to the first two hitters. Once...

Postgame notes: Higashioka headed for doctor

Postgame notes: Higashioka headed for doctor

A few notes from the clubhouse after tonight's game. Higashioka leaves game Catcher Kyle Higashioka left Wednesday's game between the bottom of the seventh and top of the eighth inning. Higashioka hit a high flyout to left in the seventh, then Eddy Rodriguez took his...

Tyler Austin catching steam, but will it be enough?

Tyler Austin catching steam, but will it be enough?

Tyler Austin (right) is greeted at home plate by Miguel Andujar after Austin's three-run home run in the first inning on Tuesday night at PNC Field. Times-Tribune photo by Jason Farmer. Funny how the most popular players in Triple-A always seem to be the ones playing...

Torres’ best AAA game, AB by AB

Torres’ best AAA game, AB by AB

RailRiders infielder Gleyber Torres glances at his bat during a game in Columbus last week. MILB Photo by David Monseur. I love this photo, by the way. I love photos that tell the entire story, without words. And this one sort of does, doesn't it? Because that bat is...

Postgame notes: Wade, Torres in the field

Postgame notes: Wade, Torres in the field

A couple of field notes from today's game: Tyler Wade looked really good at short the last two games. Super smooth, super comfortable. He's moving well, charging balls with ease and making strong, accurate throws. Two plays in particular stood out Friday. With one out...

REPORT: RailRiders closer Frieri opts out

According to the venerable baseball writer Jon Heyman, the RailRiders have lost their closer. Ernesto Frieri opts out of yankees deal. He performed well in triple-a. Should have other options.— Jon Heyman (@JonHeyman) June 2, 2017...

Pigs vs. the Pacific? It could happen.

Pigs vs. the Pacific? It could happen.

Lehigh Valley's Dylan Cozens, Nick Williams and Roman Quinn. Indianapolis' Christopher Bostick, Austin Meadows and Eury Perez. Buffalo's Dwight Smith Jr., Roemon Fields and Ian Parmley. All of these players are International League outfielders, for those who don't...