June 14, 2019

It’s not much of a throwback, but this game may have some significant meaning in the years ahead.

In his first at bat outside of the state of Arizona in the pros, George Valera doubled in a pair of runs in the top of the first inning and ended up with two doubles in a 5-4 win for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers at the West Virginia Black Bears.

Johnathan Rodriguez drove in a run, Ray Delgado had a hit and a walk and Brayan Rocchio went 0-4 in his affilate debut.

Carlos Vargas got a no-decision with four innings allowing two runs, striking out three and walking two and allowing one hit. Jordan Scheftz got the win with 1.2 scoreless innings, and despite allowing two unearned runs, Tim Herrin picked up the save.

June 14, 2019 was the date of the Scrappers season opener. Is it possible that was their last season opener ever? With how baseball is going now and how they already wanted to eliminate some minor league teams, it’s certainly possible. Hopefully not. But it felt worth noting in today’s edition to talk about their season opening game a year ago.


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