The Mahoning Valley Scrappers (22-29) begin a six-game road trip following last night’s All-Star game. The Scrappers will play at State College (30-22) for two then travel to Auburn (17-35) for a pair before wrapping up the trip in Williamsport (25-27). Mahoning Valley will return home to Eastwood Field for a seven-game homestand which is set to begin on Tuesday, August 20.
-Through 51 games, the Scrappers have scored an average of 3.4 runs per game. In their fifteen years of existence, the lowest amount of runs which Mahoning Valley has scored is 3.6 (275 runs in 2010).
-On the other end of the spectrum, Scrapper pitching has held the opposition to an average of 3.9 runs per contest (198 in 51 games). The single season record is 3.7 set in 2009 (281).
-Nellie Rodriguez is sitting in 12th place in the single season record book for most homeruns by a Scrapper with 7. He is 5 dingers shy of tying the record holder, Rickie Morton (12 in 2001).
-James Roberts has the 8th highest batting average in one season by a Scrapper. Roberts is hitting .311 in only 31 games played (33-106). The all-time leader is Todd Martin, who hit .360 in 2007.