There were plenty of good nights on the offense, but no one was as good as Darin Gorski (4-0, 1.62): 7 IP, 4 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 1 BB, 7 K. His season numbers are outstanding: 1.62 ERA, 55.2, 14 BB, 73 K, but he's been untouchable in his last five starts: 0.57 ERA, 31.2 IP, 22 H, 2 R, 2 ER, 8 BB, 35 K.
Lets go to the numbers.
Dude's striking out almost a third of the batters he's seen, walking fewer hitters than he did a year ago and has stopped allowing home runs. This is a little like Schwinden. Anyone who tells you they saw this coming is not telling the truth. Gorski started the year outside the Advanced-A rotation and pitched himself into the rotation and back up the prospect ladder. Kudos to him. We'll find out a lot in the second half of the year when he should see AA Binghamton.
Other nice stuff from this game:
Zach Lutz played his first rehab game as the DH and was 0-for-4.
Nick Carr tossed a scoreless inning with two strikeouts to lower his ERA to 1.33. He's up to 27 K in 20.1 IP.
Matt den Dekker (.306/.353/.502) was 3-4 with a double and a homer, his fourth.
Juan Lagares (.316/.364/.478) was 2-5 with a double.
Jefry Marte had a pair of hits as well.
St. Lucie is a game up on Fort Myers with 12 to play in the first half.