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Recipe for a celebration

Recipe for a celebration

First, your team needs to be winning. That's the most important thing, but you also don't address it until the fifth or sixth innings. Baseball and superstition go hand-in-hand, after all. Next, move out the furniture. In the RailRiders' clubhouse, the recliners and...

RailRiders: Notes from a dominant Game 2

RailRiders: Notes from a dominant Game 2

Now, first to two wins, wins. The RailRiders walked out of Durham with a split in the first two games of the best-of-five Governors' Cup championship series after Domingo German's dominant seven innings in Game 2. The next three games are back at PNC Field. German was...

Notes from a Game 1 loss

Notes from a Game 1 loss

Safe to say, that's not how the RailRiders wanted to start the Governors' Cup championship series. Ryan Yarbrough and Durham blanked SWB, 6-0, in the first game of the best-of-five series Tuesday at Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The RailRiders had only three hits and no...

The Kings in the IL North

The Kings in the IL North

The RailRiders are International League North Division champions again. For the third straight season, and ninth time in the last 12 years, Scranton/Wilkes-Barre won its division. A run like that is pretty much unheard of. Here are some videos and photos of Monday...

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 from...

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 RailRiders stayed...