Found September 07, 2013 on Indians Baseball Insider:
The 2013 Mahoning Valley Scrappers were defined by a couple of overriding themes: a lack of offense, dominant pitching, and a killer 12-game losing streak during which seemingly nothing went write for the boys of Niles, Ohio. That 12-game stretch began on the backside of a doubleheader with the Jamestown Jammers on July 3rd and lasted until July 15th in a contest with the Vermont Lake Monsters.  Starting the season at a respectable 7-9 mark, the Scrappers were outscored by a tally of 76-31 during the losing streak and fell to 7-21. That lack of offense is what got the Scrappers off to a bad start and it never really picked up. The Scrappers finished the season with a combined team batting average of .233, good for 10th out of the 14-team New York Penn League. While the batting average wasn’t the worst, the Scrappers just couldn’t get runners home, as they finished last in the NYPL in runs (219).  The 219 runs the Scrappers plated was by far the worst in the NY-Penn League. Vermont w...
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