The story of the night in the system was Darin Gorski's AA debut: 6 IP, 1 H, 0 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 7 K. So that's tasty. Jeff Paternostro reports that he touched 92, but it sounds like he was more regularly 90-91 mph with his fastball, while his changeup was filthy. Gorski had an outstanding 2011 in the Florida State League driven by better fastball velocity, and sharper off-speed stuff and it's nice that it appears to have carried over to 2012. I had Gorski ranked as the #13 prospect in the system entering this year.
The B-Mets closed out the game with a pair of hard-throwing lefties. Robert Carson struck out two but allowed a solo homer in the eight, and Josh Edgin induced three groundballs sandwiched around a two-out walk.
The B-Mets offense managed four hits, or one more than Akron. Matt den Dekker was 1-for-2 with a double, a run scored, a walk and a strikeout. He's fanned at least once in each of the B-Mets first three games.
CF Jordany Valdespin: 2-5, 2 R. Valdespin had played second base in each of the first two games of the season so this was his first start of the year in center. He's 4-for-14... and the wait for his first walk of the year continues....
On his 32nd birthday, Vinny Rottino was 2-for-2 with a walk and three RBI. That's a pretty good way to celebrate a birthday.
RHP Chris Schwinden: 5 IP, 4 H, 2 R, 0 ER, 3 BB, 4 K. Both runs scored in the bottom of the fifth inning that began with an error from 3B Matt Tuiasosopo.
The Red Wings announced a crowd of 12,371 for their home opener.