Growing Up on the Grass: Roger Bossard Q & A
The playing surface at PNC Field was re-done in October and the RailRiders grounds crew had help from an expert on the field.
In October, the playing surface at PNC Field was redone. A typical grass field for a Minor League team usually lasts around five years, give or take a few due to special events, usage or wear and tear. This process began in 2021 and ultimately was done immediately following the
Top Arm: Weissert named IL Pitcher of the Year
Reliever becomes first SWB pitcher to win top IL honor since 2002
MOOSIC, PA (November 7, 2022) – Minor League Baseball announced its 2022 International League All-Stars and Greg Weissert was named as both the league’s Pitcher of the Year as well as the top relief pitcher. Weissert pitched in 42 games for the RailRiders this past season, going 2-1 with 18
Best in Class: Student MVP program returns
NEPA Crane & Hauling helps bring back program to honor and reward local students
MOOSIC, PA (October 14, 2022) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders and NEPA Crane & Hauling are pleased to announce the Student MVP program is returning for the 2022-23 academic year. Local elementary school and middle school students can be honored and rewarded for their efforts during the current school year!
On the Clock: 2023 Home Game Times Set
SWB to once again play 75 home games in upcoming season
MOOSIC, PA (October 31, 2022) – The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, have announced their home game times for the 2023 season. The new campaign starts on March 31 and the 150-game slate runs through September 24, including 75 games at PNC Field in Moosic.
Had a Blast! Looking back at 2022
The 2022 season was full of lows to highs with some incredible talent and moments for the RailRiders.
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders entered this season with customary high expectations after a 75-52 finish in 2021. Manager Doug Davis’s Opening Day roster featured several promising prospects in Oswaldo Cabrera, Luis Gil and Oswald Peraza. There were also numerous players with previous Big League experience, including former All-Stars Ender Inciarte and
Strong Finish: RailRiders win final game of 2022
SWB finishes 83-67, their most wins since 2017 (86)
MOOSIC, PA (September 28, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (83-67) concluded the 2022 season with a 3-0 win over the Buffalo Bisons Wednesday evening. The victory moved Scranton/Wilkes-Barre to a season-high 16 games over .500.
The RailRiders struck early with a tally in the second. Derek Dietrich launched his third home
What's Up Next: 2023 Schedule Announced
2023 season starts on March 31 with 150-game slate
The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders, Triple-A affiliate of the New York Yankees, are pleased to announce their schedule for the 2023 season. The RailRiders will open their season on March 31 with a three-game homestand and conclude their second straight 150-game schedule on the road on September 24, split evenly with 75
Out: RailRiders postseason hopes end Tuesday
The team was once 17 games under .500 and crawled back, fighting to the second to last day of the season.
MOOSIC, PA (September 27, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (82-67) were eliminated from playoff contention on Tuesday night with a Durham Bulls victory. SWB went on to lose 8-1 to the Buffalo Bisons.
Buffalo jumped ahead with a four-spot in the third. Trevor Schwecke tallied the first of his two extra-base
Still Alive: RailRiders split doubleheader with season on the line
SWB's nightcap win keeps their playoff hopes alive.
MOOSIC, PA (September 26, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (82-66) split a doubleheader against the Buffalo Bisons on Monday. Thanks to a walk-off win in game two, SWB’s postseason hopes are still alive with an elimination number of one with two games to go.
Game one was a resumption of a
Klutch: Matt Krook sets franchise record in crucial win
SWB survives rain-delay for a series-clinching victory.
ALLENTOWN, PA (September 25, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (81-65) won the series finale 3-1 over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs. Matt Krook set a franchise record in strikeouts as a part of the crucial victory.
Lehigh Valley tagged Zach Greene with his first run in the month of September. A wild
Zilch: Scranton/Wilkes-Barre blanked 1-0
It's SWB's first 1-0 loss of the year.
ALLENTOWN, PA (September 24, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (80-65) suffered a 1-0 loss to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs on Saturday night. The RailRiders failed to put a runner in scoring position all night.
Chi Chi González was strong again as the RailRiders starter. The righthander tossed six-plus scoreless innings with
Gaining Ground: RailRiders top IronPigs 4-1 Friday
SWB has reached the 80-win mark in 2022.
ALLENTOWN, PA (September 23, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (80-64) defeated the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 4-1 on Friday night. The win knocks the IronPigs out of postseason contention and moves the RailRiders within a half a game of the lone playoff position in the division.
Sean Boyle was solid in his
Holding Strong: SWB hangs on for 8-7 come back win
The RailRiders scored six unanswered to win on Thursday.
ALLENTOWN, PA (September 22, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (79-64) hung on in a comeback win over the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 8-7. They trailed 5-2 after five before scoring six unanswered runs while tallying fifteen hits.
The RailRiders jumped on opener Trevor Bettencourt for a pair in the first inning. A
Rough One: IronPigs walk-off on RailRiders
The series is now even 1-1.
ALLENTOWN, PA (September 21, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (78-64) lost in walk-off fashion to the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 4-3 on Wednesday. The RailRiders came back to take the lead in the eighth only to lose in the ninth.
Lehigh Valley got on the board with a two-run home run for
Grand Guz: Late-inning slam propels RailRiders to 4-3 win
SWB keeps pace in the playoff hunt, just 1.5 games back of first after win.
ALLENTOWN, PA (September 20, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (78-63) edged past the Lehigh Valley IronPigs 4-3 in the series opener on Tuesday night. Ronald Guzmán provided the offense on one swing with a grand slam to give SWB the lead in the seventh.
The Lehigh Valley IronPigs struck first against
Sunday Scaries: SWB drops finale to WooSox
The RailRiders won the series four games to two.
MOOSIC, PA (September 18, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (77-63) were defeated by the Worcester Red Sox 3-2 on Sunday afternoon. Blake Perkins went 2-for-4 with a triple and one RBI.
The RailRiders started the scoring in the first after Perkins was brought in on a Ronald Guzmán RBI double. Guzmán
Late Surge: SWB comes from behind to stay in IL East race
The RailRiders trailed three times before taking the lead in the eighth.
MOOSIC, PA (September 17, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (77-62) overcame three deficits to defeat the Worcester Red Sox 7-5 on Saturday evening. Ronald Guzmán went 3-for-4 with a home run and three runs scored.
Bobby Dalbec opened the scoring in the first with a solo home run to left against
Keeping Pace: RailRiders win Friday, staying 0.5 games back in race
SWB is back to 14 games over .500, matching a season best.
MOOSIC, PA (September 16, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (76-62) cruised to an 8-2 win over the Worcester Red Sox on Friday night. Every batter in the lineup reached base at least once as the RailRiders have guaranteed at least a series split this week with the victory.
SWB got to
Streak Stopped: SWB loses, ending four-game win streak
Luis Severino strikes out six in a rehab.
MOOSIC, PA (September 15, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre Vejigantes (75-62) were defeated by the Worcester Red Sox 5-3 on Thursday evening in the final Copa de la Diversión game at PNC Field this season. Major League rehabber Luis Severino allowed two runs over 4.1 innings with six strikeouts.
Scranton/Wilkes-Barre got the
Worst to first: The RailRiders are in first place for the first time in 158 days
The last time SWB was in first place was April 9.
MOOSIC, PA (September 14, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (75-61) defeated the Worcester Red Sox on Wednesday night 4-1. With a Durham Bulls loss, the RailRiders find themselves in first place for the first time since April 9.
Worcester got on the board first against RailRiders starter Mitch Spence. In the
Under One: SWB a half-game back after win over Sox
The RailRiders took down Worcester 5-4 on Tuesday thanks to a late rally.
MOOSIC, PA (September 13, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (74-61) came back for a gritty 5-4 victory over the Worcester Red Sox. With a Gwinnett win, SWB is just a half-game back of the Durham Bulls in the International League East.
Worcester got on the board in the first inning. A
No Accounting for Good Taste: Baumgartner to appear for Backyard BBQ at the Ballpark
Actor and author Brian Baumgartner to promote new chili cookbook at PNC Field this Friday
MOOSIC, PA (September 12, 2022) – Award-winning actor Brian Baumgartner is coming back to Scranton this week and will make a special appearance at PNC Field on Friday, September 16. Baumgartner is slated to appear for a Backyard BBQ at the Ballpark when the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders host the Worcester Red
Lopsided: SWB gathers biggest win of the season 14-2
A twelve-run differential marks the largest margin of victory for the RailRIders in 2022.
DURHAM, NC (September 11, 2022) –The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (73-61) busted out for 14 runs and 17 hits in a big win over the Durham Bulls 14-2 on Sunday. With the victory, SWB stays tied with Jacksonville in second place and moves to just a game and a half back of