GNATS GNOTES September 3rd

SAVANNAH SAND GNATS (43-19-1, 1st, 2015) (1st Half, 39-31, 1st South)

@ GREENVILLE DRIVE (31-34, 3rd, 2015) (1st Half, 38-32, 2nd South) 

TODAY’S PROBABLES:

SAV RHP Josh Prevost (6-4, 3.76) @ GVL LHP Luis Ramos (3-3, 6.07)

Thursday, September 3, 2015 ~ Game 134 of 138 ~ Flour Field at the West End ~ 7:05 PM

2015 SEASON BY

First-Half Record
2nd-Half Record
Place in SD (1/2)
Place in SD (2/2)
Place in SD OA
Current Streak
Last 10 Games
Longest Win Streak
Longest Losing Streak
PPD (Home)
PPD (Away)
Rain Shortened
Last Home Att
2015 Overall Att
Avg. Attendance

vs. RHP (starter)
vs. LHP (starter)
vs. North Division
vs. South Division
Home
Road
Day
Night
Extra Innings
Shutout Record
One-Run Games
Three or Less
Scoring First
Opp Score First
Leading after 5
Trailing after 5
Tied after 5
Leading after 6
Leading after 7
Leading after 8
Walk-off
Series Openers
Series Finales
Doubleheader
Sweep/Swept/Split
2-Game Series
3-Game Series
4-Game Series
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Sunday
April
May
June
July
August
September
vs. NL Affiliates
vs. AL Affiliates

#

39-31
43-19-1
1st
1st
1st 
L-1
7-2-1
18
4
4
3
6
1,118
125,587
1,962

52-40-1
30-10
19-16-1
63-34
42-26-1
40-24
6-8-1
76-42
4-5
14-7
16-16
54-36-1
55-15
27-35-1
64-8
6-33
11-9-1
62-6
71-4
64-1
3-5
21-16
22-14-1
13-4-1
10-0-2
1-0-1
12-3-0
10-9-1
13-4
10-9
10-4
14-7
14-8
13-8
8-10-1
7-13
17-13
16-9
16-12
25-2-1
1-1
51-22
31-28-1

GNATS G-NOTES

LAST GNATS GAME: The Sand Gnats walk-off in the 11th inning against the Augusta GreenJackets in game one of a doubleheader on Monday at Historic Grayson Stadium, 2-1. Savannah relied on starter Casey Delgado as he shut out the ‘Jackets 2-0 game two. The Sand Gnats are now 25-2-1 in the month of August. The Gnats (42-18-1/81-49-1) scored the game’s first run in the opening frame of game one after CF Patrick Biondi led off the game with a walk. RF Wuilmer Becerra ripped a double to left to move Biondi over, his 27th double of the year. 3B Eudor Garcia hit an RBI-ground out to score Biondi from third. Augusta (29-33/62-69) catcher Matt Winn led off the third inning with a double to left. Winn came home on an RBI-single from 2B Richard Rodriguez, one of five hits on the night for Rodriguez. Starters, Ricky Knapp for Savannah and Sam Coonrod for Augusta, traded scoreless frames through six, leave the lone runs. Knapp tossed 7.2 innings and struck out seven before handing the ball to Luis Mateo. Mateo stuck out four over his 2.1 innings of work. What was slated as a seven-inning affair, found itself in the bottom of the 11th and 2B Jonathan Johnson at the plate with two outs. Johnson mercifully sent his fifth home run of the season over the wall in right to end the game, 2-1. The Gnats win in walk off fashion for the third time this season. Ben Griset (3-1) took home the win after his 1.0 inning of scoreless relief. Game two started at 9:30 pm on Monday and the Gnats kept their momentum from game one rolling. Biondi led off the first inning with a single. A passed ball by catcher Jared Deacon and a ground out by Johnson moved Biondi to third. Becerra picked up his 59th RBI on a ground out to second base. Garcia led off the fourth with a double to right. Garcia came home on a sacrifice fly by catcher Tyler Moore off ‘Jackets starter Pat Young (8-5). Young takes the tough luck loss after holding the Gnats to just two unearned runs and five hits. Gnats’ starter Casey Delgado (8-3) tossed all seven innings for the Gnats earning the complete game shutout. Delgado allowed just three hits and struck out nine.

SAND GNATS GAME ONE STARTER: RHP – Corey Oswalt will make his team-leading 22nd start of the year. OZ is coming off five consecutive solid outings. The right-hander tossed 5.0 innings at Augusta in his last start on 8/17. Oswalt has won four of his last five starts. The native of San Diego, CA has made two previous starts against the ‘Jackets on 5/19 and on 6/19. In May, Oswalt went 4 shutout innings and allowed just 5 hits. In his June start, OZ tossed 6.1 innings allowing just one earned run on 6 hits and struck out two. Over his last five starts: 4-0, 26.1 IP, 27 H, 7 R, 6 ER, HR, 2 BB, 24 K.

SAND GNATS GAME TWO STARTER: RHP Chris Flexen tossed 5.0 innings and earned the win over Asheville in his last start on 8/27th. Flexen tossed 8.0 shutout innings allowing just four hits in his previous start. Flexen K’d a season-high 10 before exiting the game after throwing a season-high 100 pitches. Flexen was 3-5 with a 4.83 ERA (37/69.0) in 13 starts with the Sand Gnats in 2014.

ALL-STAR: The South Atlantic League announced the selection of the 2015 Annual All-Star Team. Savannah shortstop Luis Guillorme, outfielder Wuilmer Becerra, and Manager Jose Leger were all voted to the Annual All-Star Team. Guillorme was also voted the league’s Most Valuable Player.

SAINT PAUL: LHP Paul Paez tossed 2.0 scoreless innings in game two on 9/1 bringing his total to 16.1 consecutive shutout innings over 9 appearances. Paez’s current streak is the second longest this season for the Gnats trailing only Alberto Baldonado who strung 16.2 scoreless frames together.

SAVE-ANNAH: The Gnats lead the SAL with 43 saves on the year. Savannah also leads the league with a 3.07 team ERA and 14 shutout victories. Martires Arias leads the Gnats with a team-low 2.43 ERA, which ranks 5th, and a team-high 110 strikeouts this season, which ranks fourth in the SAL.

MVP! MVP!: SS Luis Guillorme, 20, is currently 2nd in the SAL with a .314 batting average and third with 136 hits. The Florida native has appeared in 117 games in his first season with the Sand Gnats. Guillorme is also the top-ranked shortstop in the league with a fielding percentage of .974. The Coral Springs Charter High School product was drafted by the Mets in the 10th round in 2013. Guillorme is the first SAL MVP to represent Savannah.

HISTORIC FINALE: The Sand Gnats clinched the first and the 2nd half of the Southern Division. The Gnats have done something that no team has done in the SAL since 2010. The Gnats have won both halfs and the overall standings in a single year, a feat that Lakewood accomplished in the Northern Division in 2010, but no Southern Division team has done at least since 2005.

Upcoming Probables

Thur, 9/3 SAV RHP Martries Arias (7-5, 2.43) @ GVL RHP Ben Taylor (0-2, 3.40) 7:05 PM
Thur, 9/3 SAV RHP Martires Arias (7-5, 2.43) @ GVL LHP Jake Drehoff (3-2, 2.91) 7:05 PM
Fri, 9/4 SAV RHP Ricky Knapp (7-3, 2.59) @ GVL LHP Dedgar Jimenez (9-9, 4.30) 7:05 PM

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