As summer heated up, so did the Fresno Grizzlies.
Despite losing three straight in Iowa, the Grizzlies return home to Chukchansi Park on Monday night with a one-game lead in their division.
As the Pacific Coast League season enters its final month, here are some numbers and stats that illustrate what a tear the Triple-A baseball club has been on since late May:
48-19 Grizzlies’ record since May 24, when they were a season-high 11 games under .500
174 Home runs hit this season by the Grizzlies, the highest total in Minor League Baseball and second-most in professional baseball behind parent-club Houston Astros (182)
9 Grizzlies players who have reached double figures in home runs, paced by A.J. Reed’s 22
17-7 Grizzlies’ record since the all-star break
849 Team record for runs scored in a season, set in 1999. The 2017 edition is on pace to score 888
164 Hit total infielder Tony Kemp is on pace for through Sunday. If Kemp gets there, it would represent the third-highest hit total in franchise history (Calvin Murray’s 183 is the all-time mark)
10-5 Grizzlies’ record in games started by right-hander Trent Thornton (6-2, 4.76 ERA)
16 Players promoted to the majors this season from the Grizzlies roster
12 Grizzlies remaining home games during the 2017 season. Final home game is Aug. 27. Season ends with an eight-game road trip.