Originally posted on MetsMinor.net  |  Last updated 9/13/13
YOUR SAVANNAH SAND GNATS ARE THE SAL CHAMPIONS! The strength of the Savannah Sand Gnats this year, much like the Mets, was in their pitching staff. The Sand Gnats might have done a lot of other things right in order to get to their position, but when it came down to a best-of-three series at home for Savannah with Gabriel Ynoa and Steven Matz still to pitch, I felt pretty damn confident about our chances. Ynoa, as you’ve heard, turned in an amazing performance yesterday in a Sand Gnats victory. Steven Matz, of course, didn’t want to be outdone — so he fired 5.2 scoreless innings today and struck out nine batters. Paul Sewald, Jeurys Familia, and Beck Wheeler combined for 3.1 scoreless innings as well — and struck out four batters. In fact, the Savannah Sand Gnats finish their championship season with 19 straight scoreless innings, which is just amazing. Man, this is a great feeling! The Gnats only had two hits all game — but the big one was a two-run double by Stefan Sabol, which scored
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