The Syracuse Mets and the Scranton Wilkes/Barre Railriders, AAA affiliates of the New York Mets and the New York Yankees, will be facing off in a one game playoff on Tuesday with a spot in the international league playoffs on the line.
Syracuse took down Rochester while Scranton fell to Buffalo to tie at 75-65 atop IL North standings. The winner of Tuesday’s game will be in the playoffs.
Syracuse will look to make the playoffs in their first year as a Mets farmhand, while Scranton will look to win the IL for the first time since 2016.
It’s impressive that both teams have made it to where they have, especially the Railriders. They have played with a roster of mainly AA players as most AAA guys spent time in the bigs filling spots for injured players.
Important Game For The Yankees
With players beginning to return for the Yankees, it’s important that the Railrider win this game against Syracuse on Tuesday. Right now, Luis Severino and Jordan Montgomery are on the active roster and need to make more rehab starts. With the regular season over in the minors, it would be tough to find places where they can pitch.
Plus, Dellin Betances will need a place to throw in rehab, and position players like Giancarlo Stanton and Gio Urshela would need places to get quality at-bats before a return. If Scranton loses, the players would be forced to do their rehab with the actual team.
It’s important that the Railriders get the win to help the Yankees and take down rival Mets. For Mets fans, they’re hoping their AAA affiliate gets into the playoffs in their first season.