Banner Season May Conclude with Franchise’s Second Championship
Moosic, Pa. – What a run it has been. From the Mark Teixeira meet-and-greet extravaganza in February to the rousing success that was the Father’s Day Yankees Legends Game in June, the banner 2015 campaign has been one for the ages. And the good times keep on rolling. In addition to the upcoming Sept. 3 Mariano Rivera Day at PNC Field, the first-place SWB RailRiders (Triple-A/New York Yankees) are excited to announce that playoff tickets are on sale now.
Tickets may be purchased by phone at 570-969-BALL (2255) or in person at the PNC Field box office open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Starting at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 25, tickets may be purchased online at SWBRailRiders.com or through Ticketmaster.
“A great year rolls on and hopefully it ends with our second Governors’ Cup,” said interim GM Jeremy Ruby. “We are looking forward to having a playoff atmosphere back at PNC Field.”
In pursuit of the team’s first divisional title and playoff spot since 2012, the RailRiders entered today 6.5 games up on the field in the IL North. As of this morning, they owned magic numbers of 11 and 10 with Rochester and Buffalo respectively. Any combination of SWB wins and losses for those foes adding up to each magic number would cement a better divisional finish for NEPA’s team. SWB has not hosted a playoff game since 2010. Its 2012 run came while PNC Field underwent a massive, season-long reconstruction.
Should the RailRiders claim the IL North, they would open their best-of-five First-Round Governors’ Cup Series at the wild-card winner’s ballpark. As of this morning, the Columbus Clippers (Cleveland Indians) led the wild-card chase by 2.5 games. Game 1 would be played on Sept. 9 and Game 2 would come on Sept. 10. The RailRiders’ first playoff home game would be on Friday, Sept. 11. An if-necessary Game 4 would come on Sept. 12 and an if-necessary Game 5 would be played on Sept. 13.
Should the RailRiders advance to the best-of-five Governors’ Cup Finals, they would play the first two games on the road on Sept. 15 and 16 with Game 3 at PNC Field on Sept. 17. If necessary, Games 4 and 5 would follow on Sept. 18 and 19.
Ticket prices for playoff games include: Club & 4Topp – $15; Infield Box – $10; Field Reserve/RailHouse – $8; Bleachers – $5; Lawn – $5.
FIRST-ROUND FORMAT (if win IL North)
Game 1: Sept. 9 at Wild-Card Winner
Game 2: Sept. 10 at Wild-Card Winner
Game 3: Sept. 11 at SWB 6:35 p.m.
Game 4: Sept. 12 at SWB 4:05 p.m. (if necessary)
Game 5: Sept. 13 at SWB 1:05 p.m. (if necessary)
CHAMPIONSHIP-ROUND FORMAT (if win IL North/first-round series)
Game 1: Sept. 15 at South/West Division Series Winner
Game 2: Sept. 16 at South/West Division Series Winner
Game 3: Sept. 17 at SWB 6:35 p.m.
Game 4: Sept. 18 at SWB 6:35 p.m. (if necessary)
Game 5: Sept. 19 at SWB 1:05 p.m. (if necessary)
The RailRiders will host “Mariano Rivera Day” on Thursday, Sept. 3 against the Buffalo Bisons (Toronto Blue Jays) with an appearance by the Yankees’ legendary closer himself. For more information please call (570) 969-BALL (2255) or visit swbrailriders.com.
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