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    International League | Triple-A Affiliate, New York Yankees (2007) | PNC Field -- 235 Montage Mountain Road -- Moosic, PA 18507 | (570) 969-2255 | www.swbrailriders.com

    date opponent result August 21 @ Buffalo Susp. (Rain) August 22 @ Buffalo L 2-1 @ Buffalo L 7-3 August 23 @ Buffalo W 7-3 August 24 @ Lehigh Valley 7:05 PM August 25 @ Lehigh Valley 6:35 PM August 26 @ Lehigh Valley 1:35 PM August 27 @ Lehigh Valley 7:05 PM August 28 vs. Syracuse 7:05 PM August 29 vs. Syracuse 7:05 PM August 30 vs. Pawtcuket 7:05 PM August 31 vs. Pawtcuket 7:05 PM

    u p c o m i n g s c h e d u l e / r e s u l t s

    2018 overall record: 66-61 Place: 2nd I.L. North GB: 10.0 Lehigh Valley (77-52) Home: 36-27 Away: 30-34 Last 5: 2-3 Last 10: 5-5

    2018 hitting leaders: AVG: Ryan McBroom .307 HR: Mike Ford 14 RBI: Mike Ford 45 SB T. Wade/A. Avelino 10

    2018 pitching leaders: Wins: Raynel Espinal 7 ERA: Josh Rogers 3.95 K: Chance Adams 108 SV: Cody Carroll 9

    2 0 1 8 r a i l r i d e r s a t a g l a n c e

    date opponent railriders starter opponent starter August 24 @ Lehigh Valley RHP Michael King (2-0, 1.74) RHP Tom Eshelman (2-12, 5.61) August 25 @ Lehigh Valley RHP Erik Swanson (2-2, 4.50) RHP Jerad Eickhoff (0-0, 2.35) August 26 @ Lehigh Valley TBA LHP Cole Irvin (12-4, 2.71) August 27 @ Lehigh Valley LHP Nestor Cortes (6-5, 3.28) RHP Drew Anderson (8-4, 3.75)

    u p c o m i n g p i t c h i n g p r o b a b l e s

    BUFFALO, N.Y. (August 23, 2018) – Needing a win to fend off a series sweep at the hands of the Buffalo Bisons, the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders bats came alive in the middle innings to take a 7-3 win Thursday afternoon.

    Before a day-game crowd of 10,516 fans, the RailRiders fell behind after one inning of play. Buffalo opened the scoring with a run on two hits it in the bottom of the first against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre starter Adonis Rosa. Lourdes Gurriel, Jr. singled to plate Dwight Smith, Jr. for a 1-0 edge.

    That would be the lone blemish off Rosa in his second RailRiders start this season, and fourth Triple-A start in his career. The right-hander went 6.1 innings and allowed just the one run. He scattered four hits and walked three while striking out a pair. Over the four starts in his Triple-A career he has allowed four earned runs in 23.1 innings pitched- good for a 1.54 ERA. After falling behind on the early run, the RailRiders tied the game in the top of the fourth when Zack Zehner doubled to drive in Mike Ford with two outs. Over the next two innings, the RailRiders put six more runs on the board to open up the score. Scranton/Wilkes-Barre scored three runs in the top of the fifth off Buffalo starting pitcher Jacob Waguespack. Wilkin Castillo walked, advanced to third on a pair of groundouts and scored on a wild pitch. With two outs, Ricky Surum walked and Ryan McBroom doubled. Both Surum and McBroom scored on a single through the right side of the infield off the bat of Ford.

    l a s t t i m e o u t . . .

    swb g avg ab h r hr bb k sb hitting 3 .103 98 19 7 0 8 17 2 swb w-l era ip h r er bb k hr pitching 1-2 3.91 25.1 27 12 11 11 23 0

    c u r r e n t r o a d t r i p s t a t i s t i c s

    b r o a d c a s t / m e d i a i n f o r m a t i o n Radio: 1400 AM 1340 AM 1440 AM 106.7 FM 100.7 FM Internet: TuneIn App (Search: “SWB RailRiders”) RadioBOLD App Television: MiLB.tv Adam Marco (@amarco_16) Adam Giardino (@adamgiardino)

    Series-Opener @ Baltimore Orioles First Pitch, 7:05 PM ========== LHP CC Sabathia (7-4, 3.32 ERA) vs. RHP Alex Cpbb (4-15, 5.09 ERA)

    a r o u n d t h e o r g a n i z a t i o n

    Reading with 4R B4 to take 4-1 lead Bruce Caldwell: 2-5, HR (4), RBI, 2 R Trey Amburgey: 2-5 -- .252 AVG Jhalan Jackson; 1-1, RBI, 3 BB *Last 9G: 8-25 (.320 AVG), 6 BB

    Tampa with 5R T4 to take 6-2 lead Albert Abreu: 5.0 IP, 4 H, 2R/2ER, 4 K Steven Sensley: 3-4, R, BB Estevan Florial: 0-2, R, 3 BB, 2 K *Last 10G: 14H(.368) / 10BB(.500)

    Limited to 3H in shutout loss Carlos Vidal: 1-3, BB *Last 10G: 10-37 (.270 AVG) Janson Junk: 5.0 IP, 8 H, 4R/4ER, 7 K *Last start was combined no-hitter

    New York Yankees (MLB) Day Off

    Trenton Thunder (AA) L 8-3 @ Reading Fightin Phils

    Tampa Tarpons (A+) W 8-2 @ Port St. Lucie

    Charleston RiverDogs(A) L 6-0 vs. Greenville Drive

    n e w s & n o t e s

    SHEFF SERVES UP NEW ROLE: The top pitching prospect in the Yankees organization, LHP Justus Sheffield, made his bullpen debut for the RailRiders Tuesday night. In comments leading up to Tuesday’s game Yankees GM Brian Cashman said “You’ll see him pitching in New York whether it’s as a rotation guy or out of the bullpen at some point I would expect in 2018. The stuff’s electric. The ceiling and the upside is exciting and just because it hasn’t happened yet doesn’t diminish what we think of him. That’s just timing is everything and when do we unwrap that and deploy that. Is it going to be before September. It just depends on how things shake out.” In the his first relief outing he tossed 2.0 innings and allowed 2 H, R/ER, 0 BB, 2 K.

    RACE TO THE FINISH: The Wild Card race in the International League is heating up as the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders (66-61) hit the homestretch of the 2018 season. With 11G to go, SWB finds itself 2.0 GB of the Indianapolis Indians (68-60) and Columbus Clippers (68-60) for the Wild Card lead. It’s looking like a three-team race for the final playoff spot with the Norfolk Tides (67-62) also making a playoff push, tied with the RailRiders entering Thursday.

    EXTRA INCENTIVE: The playoff race is enough of a reason for the RailRiders to be motivated down the stretch, but the Lehigh Valley IronPigs enter the series against Scranton/Wilkes-Barre needing just one win to clinch the IL North title. Anything short of a four-game sweep and the RailRiders will have to watch as Lehigh Valley celebrates some franchise history. Though Lehigh Valley has made the postseason each of the last two seasons as the International League Wild Card, they are looking for their first division title in the 11-year history of the team since moving from Ottawa before the 2007 season. They have made the postseason three times as the Wild Card in 2017, 2016 and 2011.

    AND THEN THERE WAS ONE: With RHP J.P. Feyereisen heading to the Disabled List, the RailRiders have only one player who was on the SWB Opening Day roster and has not been on the DL or played with another team in the Yankees organization -- RHP Raynel Espinal, who is in his first season of Triple-A. RHP Cale Coshow was on the Opening Day roster but was on the DL from July 13-20 and the same can be said for INF Mike Ford who was on the DL from June 8 - July 12 (but player 6G on rehab with SS-A Staten Island).

    scranton/wilkes-barre railriders (66-61) vs. lehigh valley ironpigs (77-52) RHP Michael King (2-0, 1.74) vs. RHP Tom Eshelman (2-12, 5.61)

    -------------------------------------------------------------------------- | Game No. 128 | August 24, 2018 | Coca-Cola Park | Allentown, PA |

    | First Pitch 7:05 p.m. | Pregame Show 6:35 p.m. | --------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Michael King: Double-A Debut, 5/20 vs. BOW -- 5.0 IP, 5R/5ER // Since -- 14 Consecutive Quality Starts Tom Eshelman: This season -- 44 BB in 128.1 IP (3.1 BB/9) // 2016 & 2017 -- 46 BB in 270.2 IP (1.5 BB/9)

    overall head-to-head: 9-7 date location result April 9 PNC Field W 5-3 April 10 PNC Field W 5-2 April 11 PNC Field L 2-0 April 27 Coca-Cola Park L 6-1 April 28 Coca-Cola Park PPD (Rain) April 29 Coca-Cola Park L 4-0 (7) April 29 Coca-Cola Park L 3-0 (7) May 15 PNC Field W 4-3 May 16 PNC Field W 3-1 May 17 PNC Field W 5-4 (11) June 19 PNC Field L 7-5 June 20 PNC Field W 5-3 June 21 PNC Field W 3-1 June 25 Coca-Cola Park L 3-2 June 26 Coca-Cola Park W 3-2 June 27 Coca-Cola Park L 4-2 June 28 Coca-Cola Park W 6-3 August 24 Coca-Cola Park 7:05 PM August 25 Coca-Cola Park 6:35 PM August 26 Coca-Cola Park 1:35 PM August 27 Coca-Cola Park 7:05 PM 2017 results: IronPigs Won 11-7 all-time series: RailRiders Lead 91-73

    2018 vs. ironpigs

  • tonight’s starting pitcher

    2018: Transferred from Double-A Trenton 8/4... In 12G/11GS with Trenton: 6-2, 2.09 ERA, 82.0 IP, 65 H (.220 BAA), 76 K (8.3 K/9)... Transferred from High-A Tampa to Double-A Trenton 5/20... Went 1-3 with a 1.79 ERA in 7G/7GS for High-A Tampa (40.1 IP, 33 H, 10 BB, 45 K)… FSL ranks at time of call-up 5/20: 1st in ERA (1.79), 4th in strikeouts (45), 5th in BAA (.219), 2nd in K/9 among SP (10.04)… Took rotation spot of RHP Erik Swanson on 5/20…Delivered 9-inning shutout on 6/30 vs. New Hampshire, matched career-high with 11 strikeouts (struck out 5 in a row 6th into 7th), allowed one baserunner into scoring position (Jonathan Davis, 4th inning double), first 9-inning shutout by a Thunder pitcher since Brady Lail on 7/25/15 vs. Binghamton… Delivered 26.0 consecutive innings without a walk (6/30 - 7/20)… Last 10G/10GS before promotion to Triple-A: 5-1, 1.64 ERA (14 ER/77 IP) -- All quality starts… Triple-A debut 8/5 vs. Buffalo: 7.0 IP, 3 H, R/ER (HR with two outs B7 to Rowdy Tellez) --> Earned no-decision as Buffalo scored 4R T9 for 6-5 W...

    2017: Went 11-9 with a 3.14 ERA (149.0 IP, 141 H, 55R/52ER, 21 BB, 106 K, 14 HR) in 26G/25GS with Single-A Greensboro… T-2nd in the South Atlantic League in wins, 3rd in IP and 10th in ERA… Posted the 5th-highest K/BB ratio (5.05) in the SAL (min. 100.0 IP)… 3rd in ERA and wins among all Miami MiLB… Posted a 2.08 ERA (60.2 IP