Trenton Thunder One-Hit Binghamton Mets; Take Series Opener 2-0

By Michael Lecolant

In Binghamton, New York, Mets pitcher Darin Gorski put forth a marvelous complete game effort against the visiting New Jersey rivals, Trenton Thunder.  In pitching nine full innings, Gorski allowed two runs on just three hits.  He retired the side in order in four of his first five innings.  His only mistake came with two outs in the sixth, which resulted in a two run home run struck by Thunder second baseman Reegie Corona.  He threw ninety-five pitches, with seventy going for strikes, while only walking one batter and striking out six.

May 30, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; General view of a baseball on the field before the MLB game between the Milwaukee Brewers and the Los Angeles Dodgers at Dodger Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee/ImGreenJacketsage of Sport-USA TODAY Sports

Darin was a hard-luck loser however, as three Trenton pitchers combined to one-hit the Binghamton Mets line-up en route to a 2-0 victory.  Nik Turley started for the Thunder, pitched six innings and surrendered Binghamton’s only hit, a single to shortstop Wilfredo Tovar in the third inning.  He walked five batters however, but struck out eight before departing the game on the winning side.  Trenton’s bullpen registered three innings of no-hit baseball, walked two and combined on five strikeouts.  The Mets were 0 for 8 with runners in scoring position.

This was Darin Gorski’s first defeat (3-1) in seven starts for Binghamton.  His ERA dropped from 2.63 before the game to a 2.48 mark after today’s performance.

The Trenton Thunder are in Binghamton for a big five game weekend series.  With today’s loss, the first place Mets record now stands at 64-40 this season, and lead the second place Trenton Thunder (54-51) by 10.5 games in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division standings.  Friday is slated for a twi-night double-header in order to make up for a 6/27 rain-out.

NOTE: Tonight’s games in Savannah, Georgia, between the Sand Gnats and the Augusta GreenJackets and the Port St. Lucie Mets game versus the Lakeland Flying Tigers in Florida were both postponed due to rain.

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