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A chat with Yankees minor league coaches

The Scranton/Wilkes-Barre RailRiders wrapped up the 2019 season, and the coaching staff reflected on the year.

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In this week’s episode of A Call Away with Triple-A Scranton/Wilkes-Barre radio broadcaster Adam Giardino, we wrap up the final week of the RailRiders season. There are plenty of highlights from the final week of action as SWB needed just about a miracle to make the International League postseason—and that’s exactly what they got.

Manager Jay Bell talks first about the stunning victory the RailRiders pulled off in the one-game playoff against the Syracuse Mets to claim the International League North Division title. The team scored 13 runs over the final two innings to beat Syracuse 14-13 and advance to the I.L. Semifinals against the Durham Bulls.

When chatting with second-year hitting coach, Phil Plantier, he talks about the new baseball used in Triple-A this season. He has a rather interesting year-end take on what we saw this season, in which the RailRiders shattered their franchise record for home runs, with four players belting 20+ this season. Plantier also reveals with excitement what his offseason plans are now that the season is over.

The last guest on the podcast this week is pitching coach Tommy Phelps. He dives into Michael King, Deivi Garcia and a host of other topics as the regular season neared its close.

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 Adam Marco with the RailRiders.

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