In this week’s episode of A Call Away with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre radio broadcaster Adam Giardino, the team settles into the All-Star break with a trio of interviews, plus the weekly around-the-system report to cap off the episode.
The first interview is with Kyle Higashioka who had an opportunity to travel with the Yankees overseas in London as the emergency catcher in case Gary Sanchez or Austin Romine got injured. Though he didn’t enter the game, Higashioka had a lot to talk about with his take on London culture and food—plus he reflects on having been named an International League All-Star.
We also hear from a pair RailRiders relief pitchers in Ben Heller and Jonathan Holder. For Heller, the conversation pivots on how he feels as he makes his first go at returning from Tommy John surgery. Holder talks about what he needs to refine as he aims to return to the Yankees bullpen in 2019, and also dives into his take on bat flips—with a special focus on how that relates to his alma mater.
The podcast finishes with reports from broadcasters Matt Dean of the Charleston RiverDogs (Single-A), Nick Flammia of the Tampa Tarpons (High-A), Jon Mozes of the Trenton Thunder (Double-A) and a report with Giardino’s broadcast partner, Adam Marco (Triple-A).
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