Matz Struggles Out Of The Gate, Sand Gnats Lose 6-3
Charleston 6, Savannah 3
It was a battle for Steven Matz in this game, who never really found his groove. He was saddled with the loss after he allowed five runs, four of them earned, and was lifted before he could finish the fifth inning. Julian Hilario allowed an inherited runner to score, which closed the book on Matz, and left Savannah in a 5-1 hole. Gregory Pron had doubled home Cole Frenzel in the fourth to put Savannah on the board.
Matz gave up seven hits and three walks, including a three-run home run in the bottom of the first that really set him back. It was a so-so performance overall as he looks to navigate his way through the SAL. Paul Sewald tossed a scoreless inning in relief, while Tyler Vanderheiden allowed a run in the eighth.
The Sand Gnats made a last ditch effort to come back in the ninth, where Eudy Pina drove in two runs with a double, but that threat was neutralized.
Eudy Pina: 1-for-5, 1 2B, 2 RBI
Jayce Boyd: 2-for-4, 2 2B, 1 BB
Gregory Pron: 2-for-4, 1 2B
Steven Matz: 4.1 IP, 7 H, 1 HR, 3 BB, 5 R, 4 ER, 5 K
Julian Hilario: 0.2 IP, 2 H, 0 BB, 1-1 Inherited Runners Scored
Paul Sewald: 1.0 IP, 1 H, 1 BB, 1 K
Tyler Vanderheiden: 2.0 IP, 2 H, 1 HR, 1 ER, 1 K
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