Found April 08, 2013 on Mike Silva's Sports Media Watchdog:
By Nicole Sorce Sports Media Watchdog.com MOOSIC, Pa. – As their first series of the 2013 International League season winds down, it seems that it’s been all too easy to focus on the things that are going wrong with the Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders After getting swept in four straight games by the Pawtucket Red Sox to open their new PNC Field, it’s safe to say that the RailRiders’ idea of starting fresh didn’t exactly go as planned. However, one cold weekend in early April won’t freeze up the minds of the RailRiders, as demonstrated by right-handed pitcher Dellin Betances, who allowed two runs in his four-inning season debut last Friday. “We’ve started off a little slow, but I’m sure we’ll get it together,” Betances said after the team’s 7-2 loss (and coincidentally during their small forest fire) last Saturday night. “It’s a new year and I’m expecting us to do a lot of good things.” If anybody is glad it’s a new season, it is definitely Betances. After posting impressiv
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