Gorski rocks and offense rolls for B-Mets
Darin Gorski allowed just one hit over six shutout innings and the B-Mets racked up eleven hits in a 6-0 win over the Portland Sea Dogs on Thursday night at NYSEG Stadium. Three B-Mets pitchers limited the Sea Dogs to three hits in their second shutout win of the season.
Gorski, in his third B-Mets start, started off with a perfect first inning. The southpaw navigated through his only threat in the second. With two outs, Gorski hit Reynaldo Rodriguez and gave up a single to Ronald Bermudez. He escaped the jam by inducing Dan Butler to ground out to second.
It was the only time Portland had a runner reach second against Gorski. The Pennsylvania native fired four perfect innings and capped his night by retiring Oscar Tejeda to end the sixth. It was the second time this season Gorski has given up one hit and tossed six scoreless innings.
After scraping together two hits on Wednesday night in New Hampshire, the B-Mets offense was alive and well in Binghamton on Thursday. The club tagged starting pitcher Billy Buckner for six hits over five innings. Eric Campbell started the attack with a two-out run-scoring single in the third.
Travis Ozga led off the fourth by launching the first pitch he saw over the right field fence, giving Binghamton a 2-0 lead. The drive was Ozga's second long ball of the season, putting him in the team lead. Campbell added another RBI with a sacrifice fly in the fifth.
Michael Lee took over in the sixth and allowed the first five batters to reach. Josh Rodriguez laced an RBI single up the middle and Pedro Zapata drove home a pair with a bouncer to centerfield. By the time Lee recorded his first out, the B-Mets held a six run lead.
It was more than enough support to make a winner of Gorski for the second time this season. Elvin Ramirez worked around a walk and an error to post a scoreless seventh and side-stepped a two-out double in a blank eighth. The righty made it three consecutive appearances with four strikeouts by fanning Tejeda to end his night. Armando Rodriguez shut the door with a scoreless ninth. Buckner suffered his second loss.
The B-Mets (6-7) continue their four-game series against the Sea Dogs tomorrow night at 7:05 p.m.. RHP Greg Peavey, the reigning Eastern League Pitcher of the Year, takes on RHP Chris Balcom-Miller. The Horizons Federal Credit Union pre-game show begins at 6:50 p.m. on Newsradio 1290 WNBF.