Pertaining to the Baby Bombers, the Scranton / Wilkes-Barre Railriders, a special New York Yankees veteran in Tino Martinez is on the scene and providing words or wisdom.
New York Yankees veteran Tino Martinez was seen hanging with the Triple-A Yankees team, the Scranton-Wilkes Barre RailRiders, Saturday afternoon, during batting practice before their second game of a three game slate against the Charlotte Knights.
Tino, of course, returned to the organization in 2015 as a minor league instructor.
Martinez was out on the field, chatting it up with managers and players as the team stretched and got ready for their game in Charlotte.
I find it pretty awesome that someone like Tino Martinez would take the time to hang with the RailRiders, mentor them and share is big game knowledge with these young men looking to hopefully be in his shoes one day — pretty neat.
I didn’t get a chance to speak with Tino myself, but he seemed very energetic and excited to be on the field with the team.
On Friday night, the RailRiders beat the Charlotte Knights with a 15-8 final score. Young Billy McKinney was the offensive stud of the contest collecting four hits and smacking his fifth home run of the season. Third baseman Miguel Andujar got the party started quick as he hit his sixth homer of the campaign in the first.
On Saturday night, Scranton claimed victory with an 8-1 final score and on Sunday night, they capped off the sweep by squeezing out a 3-2 win.
The impressive three games in Charlotte moves the RailRiders to 68-39 on the season, 3.5 games clear of the Lehigh Valley Iron Pigs in the North. Scranton, with the help of many fresh-faced Baby Bombers, still owns the best record in the International League.