The Savannah Sand Gnats, the Mets' Class A affiliate, won the South Atlantic League championship on Friday night with a 2-0 win over the Hagerstown Suns (a Washington Nationals affiliate) to clinch the best-of-five series, three games to one.
Steven Matz struck out nine in 5 2/3 innings for the win. Savannah won Game 3 on Thursday, 6-0, behind seven scoreless innings from Gabriel Ynoa, the team's 18th-ranked prospect according to MLB.com.
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