Originally created 05/07/02

GreenJackets scouting report

Savannah Sand Gnats (Rangers) at Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox)

THE SERIES: Three games - Today through Thursday, 7:15 p.m.

WHERE: Lake Olmstead Stadium




Today:/LHP Tony Mounce (2-0, 1.29)/RHP Manny Delcarmen (0-3, 4.15)

Wednesday:/RHP Luis Rodriguez (2-1, 4.82)/RHP Rafael Sanchez (2-2, 3.62)

Thursday:/RHP Vic Ramirez (2-1, 2.53)/LHP Wil Ledezma (0-1, 8.22)


Record: 16-15 Augusta went 3-3 on its recent road trip, losing two of three at Asheville this past weekend. ... Jackets are last in the league in batting with a .219 average. ... C Brian Esposito is batting .417 in his past six games (10-for-24), raising his season average to .257. ... Right-hander Josh Thigpen did not allow a run or walk and struck out 12 in his past two appearances. ... 2B Juan Salazar is batting .290 in his past 10 games, raising his average to .261.


Record: 10-20

Savannah has won seven of its past 10 after opening the season at 2-17, worst in the minors. ... OF Tony Mongeluzzo, who became the second player in SAL history to belt four home runs in a game April 20 at Asheville, is tied for third in the league with six homers to go with a .264 average. ... C/DH Scott Heard, the 25th overall pick by Texas in 2000, is batting .221 with just one home run and 10 RBI. ... Right-hander Vic Ramirez, who gets the start Thursday, is tied for second in the league with 41 strikeouts.


Today - Team Trivia and Two for Tuesday (2-for-1 beverages). Thursday - Seat Cushion Giveaway and Thirsty Thursday (16 ounce beverages for $1).


$8 box, $7 reserved, $6 general admission, $5 senior citizens/active military w/I.D. and children 4-12, $3 children 3-and-under.

Note: Savannah's record and stats do not include Monday's game vs. Columbus.

-Rob Mueller


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