fbpx
Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

Kyle Roller's homer got the RailRiders off to a good start Friday night. (Robert M Pimpsner)

Press Releases

RailRiders Earn Series Split with Marathon Win

Hot-Hitting RailRiders Journey Continues

Indianapolis, Ind. – A 2:25 rain delay wasn’t enough to calm the red-hot bats of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) Monday night at Victory Field. The RailRiders (29-27) collected 12 base-hits, including doubles by Carmen Angelini and Zelous Wheeler, while starting pitcher Brian Gordon delivered a second-straight quality start in the RailRiders’ 7-3 victory over the Indianapolis Indians (Pittsburgh Pirates). The win by SWB secured the series split and ended the season-series between the two clubs with SWB claiming a 6-2 edge against the Tribe.

The offensive barrage started with four-runs in the visiting second. Kyle Roller and Wheeler delivered back-to-back base knocks before a walk to Russ Canzler put a RailRider at every bag. The next three hitters all followed with successive run-scoring at-bats before a strikeout to Antoan Richardson ended the frame with the RailRiders atop 4-0.

Matt Hague brought the Tribe to within three with a solo home run to lead-off the second inning, while Robert Andino cut the lead to two with a third-straight base hit in the third that plated Blake Davis.

The RailRiders responded with single tallies in the next three frames as the recently crowned IL batter of the week Jose Pirela extended the RailRiders advantage with an RBI single in the fourth that pushed the lead to 5-2. Canzler and Roller each added RBI base hits in the next two frames that put the game out of the reach at 7-3.

Gordon (3-5) spun six quality innings to pick up his first win since May 7, while Vance Worley (2-2) was tagged 10 hits and struck out nine batters in the loss.

The RailRiders begin an eight-game homestand against the Norfolk Tides (Baltimore Orioles) Tuesday, June 3 at 7:05 p.m. The RailRiders will send right-hander Zach Nuding (2-3, 6.23) to the hill opposite Norfolk right-hander Josh Stinson (0-3, 5.23). John Sadak and Aaron Berlin will have the call on MyNetwork TV while Jim Riley fills in on radio with the pregame beginning at 6:35 p.m. on NEPA Sports Radio – The GAME, Northeast PA’s largest sports radio network: 100.7 FM, 1340 WYCK-AM, 1400 WICK-AM, 1440 WCDL-AM and 106.7 FM. For season ticket information, single-game tickets or to book a ballpark group outing, call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.

OFF THE RAILS:

  • The 2:25 minute rain delay was the RailRiders longest the season.
  • Brian Gordon picked up his first win since May 7 against the Indianapolis Indians, the RailRiders’ right-hander had lost his last-three decisions.

– SWB RailRiders – All Aboard! –

This post is a press release courtesy of the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders Media Relations Department.

You May Also Like

Sticky Post

With the draft now behind us it is time to take a look at how the Yankees prospects rank throughout the system. Like our...

Features

Spring training is just around the corner.  Which means our new Yankees top prospect list is here.  Released early this morning we bring you...

Features

The Yankees came into 2018 with a gluttony of players that were eligible for the Rule 5 draft, many that were among the team’s...

News

It is that time again, as we prepare for pitchers and catchers to report to Tampa for Spring Training we will take a look...

Skip to toolbar