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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 run...

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 history, already...

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 of planning....

No. 4: The Captain comes to Scranton

No. 4: The Captain comes to Scranton

"They gave me a standing ovation when I grounded out." -- Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter The date: July 6-10 and Aug. 22-24, 2013 The place: PNC Field The situation: Fans look forward to the occasional injury rehab series at minor league parks. Minor league teams look...

No. 6: The catch

No. 6: The catch

"That's three runs if he doesn't come up with it, and we're in deep, deep trouble." -- Red Barons manager Lee Elia The date: Sept. 11, 1992 The place: Lackawanna County Stadium The situation: For the first time ever, the Red Barons were in the playoffs, playing in...

No. 7: The Yanks are coming

No. 7: The Yanks are coming

"If Scranton had an interest in us, we had an interest. It was our first choice." -- Yankees general manager Brian Cashman The date: Sept. 21, 2006 The place: Lackawanna County Commissioners meeting room (Scranton) The situation: For a year, the day was coming. It...