Lots of good stuff in this one. We'll start on the mound where Darin Gorski lowered his ERA to 1.55 with this line: 7 IP, 6 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 0 BB, 5 K, 1 HR. His year: 75.2 IP, 60 H, 16 R, 15 BB, 87 K!
I'm a broken record: 1. Gorski is the most pleasant surprise in full-season ball this year for the Mets. (The 23-year old started the year in the bullpen) and 2. He has earned a shot at AA.
Gorski is leading the FSL in ERA (1.55), is second in WHIP (0.95), and third in strikeouts (87).
After Gorski, St. Lucie brought the heat out of the bullpen with Josh Edgin (1 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 0 BB, 0 K) and Nick Carr (1 IP, 2 H, 1 R, 1 ER, 1 BB, 1 K). That's 7.1 FSL innings for Edgin and just two hits allowed.
Meanwhile, the St. Lucie lineup picked up production from many of the likely sources.
Juan Lagares (.350/.384/.493), who's leading the FSL in hitting was 2-for-4.
Cory Vaughn was 1-for-2 with a homer, a walk and a HBP. After four longballs in 68 games with Savannah, the 22-year old has two in four games with St. Lucie. Go figure.
Robbie Shields put together his second straight two-hit game. His approach was roughly a million times better in Savannah in 2011 than in 2010 and he's taken that to the Florida State League where he has three walks and three strikeouts in his first eight games.
Jefry Marte was 1-3 with a pair of RBI.
The kids weren't as good.
CF Cesar Puello was 0-4 to slip to .239/.292/.342.
SS Wilmer Flores was 0-3 to slip to .274/.320/.383.
C Francisco Pena was 0-4 to slip to .201/.254/.296. Pena has cratered