July 14, 2013 (0 comments)
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers made history on Saturday night, as they lost their franchise record eleventh-straight game to the Vermont Lake Monsters by a final score of 6-3. In 2001, the Scrappers went on a ten game losing streak that ended on July 21st of the same year. The 2013 Scrappers bested that with consecutive loss number 11 on Saturday night.
July 13, 2013 (0 comments)
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers tied a franchise record on Friday night against the Tri-City Valley Cats, as they lost their tenth consecutive game by a final score of 2-1.
July 11, 2013 (2 comments)
One of the Indians top young pitching prospects left-hander Luis Lugo is pitching for short season Single-A Mahoning Valley and is off to a great start. He has considerable upside as there is so much he can become, and thanks to his calm demeanor and work ethic he has a chance to reach those lofty expectations as a prospect. The IBI's Hayden Grove recently caught up with him....
July 9, 2013 (2 comments)
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers now own the worst record in the entirety of the New York Penn League, as they fell to the State College Spikes on Tuesday night by a final score of 12-5. Just seven days ago, the Scrappers owned a record of 7-9; a record some would call respectable. Fast forward a week and the Scrappers have yet to win a game and are currently 7-16 with a .304 winning percentage on the season.
July 7, 2013 (0 comments)
The Mahoning Valley Scrappers endured their fifth straight loss against the State College Spikes on a rain-soaked night in Happy Valley, 12-3.
July 6, 2013 (0 comments)
NILES, OH- The Scrappers continued their losing ways on Saturday evening, as they fell to the Williamsport CrossCutters 6-2.
July 6, 2013 (0 comments)
A cavalcade of errors doomed the Scrappers, as they lost their second straight game of their three-game set with the Williamsport CrossCutters by a final score of 6-3.
July 5, 2013 (2 comments)
Overarching trends have come to define the Mahoning Valley Scrappers in 2013. A few include dominant pitching, below average performances at the plate, and walk-off losses. In his first Mahoning Valley Scrappers notebook of the season, the IBI's Hayden Grove takes a look at how things have gone to date for the Scrappers.
July 1, 2013 (0 comments)
Walk-off losses have become a trend for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers this season, and that trend continued on Monday night as the Scrappers fell 1-0 to the Jamestown Jammers; their second consecutive walk off loss.
June 25, 2013 (0 comments)
NILES, OH- Monsoon-type rains opened up in Mahoning Valley two hours before game time, but the rain delay had little effect on the Scrappers, as they took down the Doubledays 4-1 Tuesday.
June 24, 2013 (1 comments)
In what started as a weird night at Eastwood Field, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers fell to the Auburn Doubledays 2-1.Just minutes before game-time, there were two lineup changes that would significantly affect the outcome of the game.
June 23, 2013 (0 comments)
Caleb Hamrick’s brilliant start, coupled with some timely hitting, gave the Scrappers a 3-1 win over the Auburn Doubledays. Hamrick kept the Auburn lineup honest with the slider, but used the fastball to put them away.
June 22, 2013 (0 comments)
BATAVIA, NY- For the second night in a row, the Mahoning Valley Scrappers lost via the walk-off, falling to the Batavia Muckdogs 2-1.
June 20, 2013 (7 comments)
Mahoning Valley outfielder Josh McAdams has power in his bat and power in his arm that make him a very interesting prospect with a lot of upside. But what makes him really stand out and defines him is his extraordinary makeup and his fun personality. He has a certain brightness about him and has a fan-first mentality that will quickly make him a fan favorite in The Valley. The IBI's Hayden Grove recently sat down with him and shares the details in his latest...
June 18, 2013 (0 comments)
NILES- On a cloud-free night at Eastwood Field, the Scrappers copied last night’s losing effort and fell to Jamestown by almost the exact score, 3-0. Yet again, dominant pitching performances and missed opportunities were the theme.
June 18, 2013 (0 comments)
On a gorgeous night for baseball in Niles, Ohio, the Jamestown Jammers and the Mahoning Valley Scrappers kicked off the 2013 season in front of a near-capacity Eastwood Field.
June 17, 2013 (6 comments)
The 2013 Mahoning Valley Scrappers are certainly an eclectic bunch. A combination of fresh draft picks, older free agents, and rising prospects, the Scrappers embody their nickname perfectly; they are the personification of scrappy. Just trying to scratch and claw their way to the next level, each Scrapper has a different story. The IBI's Hayden Grove talked with several of the Scrappers over the weekend and sets the stage for the start of their season tonight!
June 7, 2013 (0 comments)
AKRON- The cloudy skies throughout the day could not prevent the Akron Aeros from blasting off on Friday night. Thanks to a big third inning, and an even bigger seventh, the Aeros secured their fourth straight victory with a win against the Portland SeaDogs by a final score of 12-3.
June 6, 2013 (0 comments)
On a cloudy, dreary night in Akron, and after a thirty-minute rain delay, the Aeros took on the Fisher Cats, getting the brooms out to sweep New Hampshire out of town with a 7-2 win. Aeros starter Toru Murata got into trouble right away when Fisher Cats second baseman Ryan Schimpf lined a single to right field with one out in the inning. Shortstop Kevin Nolan took no time at all to put the Fisher Cats on the board, drilling the second Murata offering he saw deep into the Aeros bullpen in right field. Down 2-0, Murata settled in after that.
May 24, 2013 (0 comments)
ERIE- In a shutout pitcher’s duel through seven innings, Aeros’ starter Matt Packer stole the show and got his second win of the season as the Akron Aeros defeated the Erie SeaWolves 3-0.