Savannah Sand Gnats (Rangers) at Augusta GreenJackets (Red Sox)
THE SERIES: Three games - Today through Thursday, 7:15 p.m.
WHERE: Lake Olmstead Stadium
RADIO: WRDW-AM 1630
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.
SAND GNATS UPDATE
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.