Nick Nelson is making is 2017 season debut. (Jarah Wright)

[RiverDogs Preview] RiverDogs Seek Fourth Straight Victory Against Augusta

The Charleston RiverDogs are seeking their fourth straight win in the opening game of a three game series Monday night at Joe Riley Park in Charleston against the San Francisco Giants affiliate, the Augusta Greenjackets. Nick Nelson will make his first start of the season for Charleston.

Starting Lineup:

  1. Hoy Park – SS
  2. Diego Castillo – 2B
  3. Blake Rutherford – CF
  4. Angel Aguilar – DH
  5. Isiah Gilliam – RF
  6. Donny Sands – C
  7. Oswaldo Cabrera – 3B
  8. Leonardo Molina – LF
  9. Brandon Wagner – 1B
  10. Nick Nelson – P


  • The Augusta Greenjackets enter tonight’s contest winless with a 0-4 record. They were swept by Tim Tebow‘s Columbia Fireflies.
  • The RiverDogs are averaging nine runs a game in their last three games, all wins.
  • Blake Rutherford has had at least one hit in each of the first four games for Charleston and is batting .500 on the season so far.
  • Charleston is the only Yankees affiliate to come out after the first week of the season with a winning season. Tampa is currently 1-3 , Trenton is 1-2 and Scranton/Wilkes-Barre is 0-3.

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