Scrappers offense disappears in 3-1 loss
JAMESTOWN - Juan Romero continued his dominant streak amid a heartbreaking loss for the Mahoning Valley Scrappers on Tuesday night. The Scrappers faced off with the Jamestown Jammers in their second game of the season, but the outcome was not what the Scrappers expected as they struggled to gain offensive momentum and get on base, losing 3-1.
The Scrappers struggled to hit and get on base against Jamestown pitching as they only managed three hits and one run through nine innings of play. They especially struggled against the Jamestown bullpen as their relievers gave up zero hits in five innings of play.
By hitting his third home run in two games, Juan Romero continued his sensational start to the season. Signed by the Cleveland Indians as a non-drafted free-agent in 2010, Romero leads the team in home runs and RBI early in the season. Romero is a young nineteen years old, so if he continues to hit like he has he could see playing time at a higher level of baseball (Lake County) in no time.
Scrappers' pitchers Jake Sisco and Rafael Homblert had difficult outings in their season debuts. Sisco started the game and pitched three innings and gave up five hits as well as two earned runs. Similar to Sisco, reliever Rafael Homblert also struggled in his season debut. In just one inning of play Homblert gave up three hits and an earned run.
The Scrappers continue their four game series against the Jamestown Jammers today, as their home opener is tonight at 7:05. Look for the Scrappers to rebound with high intensity play as they will be amped up for their first home game of the season.