Savannah 8, Greenville 3
Savannah’s Jeff Reynolds had three hits and drove in four runs to lead the Sand Gnats to an 8-3 victory over the Greenville Drive on Tuesday night.
The Gnats (30-20) won their second straight in the three-game series with the Drive and have won five of their last six games overall.
Savannah’s Brandon Nimmo, the New York Mets’ first-round pick in 2011, made his first appearance since April 29, but went 0 for 5. Nimmo had been sidelined with a hand injury and then a back injury.
Reynolds and the rest of the Gnats picked up the offensive load. Reynolds drove in a run in the fourth inning with a sacrifice fly, had a two-run single in the fifth and added a run-scoring single in the ninth.
Eudy Pina had a home run for the second straight day, and six Savannah players had multiple-hit games. The Gnats finished with 15 hits.
The hitting outburst backed a quartet of Savannah pitchers. Steven Matz started and was roughed up for four hits and two runs – and he left the game with what is presumed to be a blister/nail type injury.
Hilario went three innings, allowing just two hits, no runs while striking out four.
Jacob Dahlstrand took the loss for Greenville, which slipped to a South Atlantic League-worst 14-37.
The Gnats will try to complete a sweep of the three-game series tonight at 7:05.
Eudy Pina: 1-for-4, 1 HR, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 1 R
Jayce Boyd: 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 2 R
Stefan Sabol: 2-for-4, 1 2B, 1 BB, 1 RBI, 2 R
Jeff Reynolds: 3-for-4, 4 RBI
Yucary De La Cruz: 2-for-4, 1 BB