The field is looks good. All the video panels in the scoreboards are firing. They’re giving the seats one last power wash and they’re heating up all the grills at the concession stands.

It’s opening day in Moosic.

The RailRiders welcome Syracuse to PNC Field tonight at 7:05. Chance Adams is on the mound for the RailRiders. Here are the lineups.


1. CF Jace Peterson
2. SS Gleyber Torres
3. 3B Cody Asche
4. 1B Mike Ford
5. C Kyle Higashioka
6. RF Ryan McBroom
7. DH Billy Fleming
8. LF Zack Zehner
9. 2B Abiatal Avelino
SP: RHP Chance Adams

1. CF Victor Robles
2. LF Andrew Stevenson
3. 1B Jose Marmolejos
4. RF Moises Sierra
5. DH Alejandro De Aza
6. 3B Chris Dominguez
7. C Spencer Kieboom
8. SS Adrian Sanchez
9. 2B Irving Falu
SP: RHP Austin Voth

Meet the RailRiders

Here is — finally — the official opening day roster for the RailRiders. Injuries and promotions kept the team in flux for a while.

  • Pitchers (14): Chance Adams; Cody Carroll; Luis Cessa; Cale Coshow; Raynel Espinal; J.P. Feyereisen; Giovanny Gallegos; Domingo German; Anyelo Gomez; David Hale; Brody Koerner; Brady Lail; Oliver Perez; Josh Rogers.
  • Catchers (2): Kyle Higashioka; Erik Kratz
  • Infielders (5+1): Abiatal Avelino; Thairo Estrada (DL), Billy Fleming; Mike Ford; Jace Peterson; Gleyber Torres
  • Outfielders (4+1): Cody Asche; Ryan McBroom; Mark Payton (DL); Shane Robinson; Zack Zehner

Pregame notes

  • Good to go: The RailRiders’ rotation is official. Adams starts tonight, then Luis Cessa, David Hale, Domingo German and Dan Camarena. Camarena is not on the active roster yet, but he’s here already.
  • All hands on deck: The roster might list four outfielders, but there are really on two true outfielders on the team right now: Shane Robinson and Zack Zehner. Jace Peterson will man center field for the opener. Peterson has played 14 career games in center, 43 in left and four in right. “I feel comfortable out there, but it’s not like I have a ton of reps,” Peterson said. “Good enough to where I could go do it.” Tonight’s right fielder, Ryan McBroom, has even less experience in the outfield, having played only 16 games in left (six starts, including two in the Mexican Winter League). He hasn’t played a regular season game in the outfield since 2016 at High-A Dunedin. “For me, I’m just going to kind of work with those guys and move them to where I think we need to be and look at the coaches and lean on them for positioning,” Peterson said. “But other than that, when the ball goes up, just go make a play. So, I’m confident in doing that.”