Binghamton, NY (WBNG Binghamton) Darin Gorski threw 1 hit ball through 6 innings as the Binghamton Mets got their first win of the season beating Akron 2-1. Hear more from Gorski @Gabe Osterhout WBNG.
Binghamton Mets starting pitcher Darin Gorski struck out seven and allowed just one hit over six shutout innings to lead B-Mets past the Akron Aeros 2-1 this afternoon at NYSEG Stadium.
Gorski, last year’s Florida State League Pitcher of the Year, started his Double-A career on the right foot by retiring the side in order in the first inning. His opening frame set the tone for a dominant outing. The Mount Joy, Pennsylvania native faced just one over the minimum and never allowed a single Akron Aero to reach second base during his six-inning tenure on the mound.
The southpaw got all the offense he needed from the B-Mets in the first inning. Matt den Dekker laced a double to left-centerfield off Akron starter Steven Wright to get the offense rolling and scored two batters later on Allan Dykstra’s hard-hit single up the middle. It was Dykstra’s first RBI of the year.
Wright settled down after the first and did not allow another run. The righty departed with two outs in the sixth and a runner at third for Binghamton. Rob Bryson got the call from the bullpen and struck out Eric Campbell to negate the B-Mets’ insurance threat.
Erik Turgeon took over for Gorski in the seventh and worked around a hit and a single to post a scoreless inning. The righty fanned Nick Weglarz who stranded runners at second and third.
The B-Mets tacked on to the lead in the seventh. Jefry Marte hit a wind-aided triple to leadoff the inning against Bryson and scored on Oswaldo Navarro’s sacrifice fly to right field, giving Binghamton a two-run edge.
Robert Carson, in his first full season as a reliever, entered in the eighth and overpowered Adam Abraham and Davis Stoneburner to rack up two strike outs. His solid start came to an abrupt end when Roberto Perez launched an opposite-field home run over the right field fence to cut the B-Mets lead to 2-1.
Josh Edgin took over in the ninth after Binghamton failed to cash in with the bases loaded in the eighth. The left-hander worked around a two-out walk to Chun Chen and got stellar defense from shortstop Sean Kazmar to earn his first save at Double-A. Kazmar was involved in all three outs in the inning, capped by Thomas Neal’s game-ending fielder’s choice. Gorski earned the win, his first as B-Met. Wright suffered his first loss.
The B-Mets (1-2) enjoy a day off tomorrow before welcoming in the Erie SeaWolves for a three-game set starting Monday at 6:35 PM. RHP Greg Peavey makes his B-Mets debut against LHP Ramon Garcia.