The 2008 Savannah Sand Gnats finished 61-76. The Gnats were 33-37 in the first half, 13 games out in fifth place, but slipped a little to 28-39 in the second half into 8th (last) place in the SAL Southern Division in the second half.
The Savannah offense was the league’s lowest scoring unit, plating only 540 runs (3.94 r/g). The team’s AVG (.250) and OBP (.308) were second from the bottom, while the Gnats were last in the league in slugging (.357) and homers (62).
The Gnats hard-throwing pitching staff was the strength of the team. seventh in the league with a 3.88 ERA with the seventh most strikeouts (1006) with the fifth-most walks (438), but the fifth fewest hits (1145).
The Mets have been affiliated with the Gnats for two years, ’08 and ’09 and have re-upped for two more years with a new PDC that covers the 2009 and 2010 seasons.
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