LAST GAME: In his Double-A RHP Zack Wheeler allowed two runs on four hits over three innings in a losing effort as the B-Mets dropped their second straight game to the Akron Aeros by a 2-1 score. Wheeler walked three and struck out four. LHP T.J. McFarland earned the win for the Aeros with five innings of work. He was given a two-run lead when the Aeros pounded three consecutive hits off Wheeler. Following singles from Mi-chel Hernandez and Tim Fedroff, Juan Diaz dumped a two-run double just inside the left field line. Binghamton responded in the fourth with their first run of the season. Allan Dykstra lopped a double to right to leadoff the inning and Jefry Marte brought him home with a double that one-hopped the right-centerfield fence. The Aeros bullpen was dominate again, allow-ing just one hit and retiring the final 12 B-Mets to close the game. Bryan Price and Bryce Stowell combined for three score-less frames and Preston Guilmet retired the side in order in the ninth for his first save. The Binghamton bullpen combined to toss six shutout innings.
STARTING PITCHING MATCHUP: LHP Darin Gorski (0-0, ---) will make his Double-A debut this afternoon. The southpaw hailing from Mount Joy, PA spent all of last year with the St. Lucie Mets (High-A) and was named the Florida State League pitcher of the year. He won his first ten decisions and finished the season at 11-3 with a 2.08 ERA. He held opponents to a .212 batting average, the second-lowest for any pitcher in the league. Gorski won the Sterling Organizational Award as the top pitcher in the New York Mets’ farm system.
RHP Steven Wright (0-0, ---) takes the hill for the first time this eason for the Aeros. Wright, a native of Torrance, CA is in his fifth season with the Aeros. He pitched at four levels in the Indians system last year, racking up 25 appearances and mak-ing 20 starts. In seven starts with Akron in 2011, he went 2-4 with a 5.98 ERA.
HATS OFF TO THE PEN: The Binghamton Mets bullpen com-bined to toss six scoreless innings last night against the Aeros. Four relievers allowed just one hit and combined for eight strikeouts over the final six frames. RHP Edgar Ramirez tossed two innings, RHP Elvin Ramirez had two, RHP Brad Holt hurled one and LHP Josh Edgin had one in his B-Mets debut.
GOING DONE QUIETLY: Eric Campbell’s leadoff single in the sixth inning against RHP Bryan Price turned out to be Bingham-ton’s final hit of the game. The next twelve hitters were retired by three Akron relievers. The Akron bullpen has logged 11 shut-out innings in this series.
SUNSHINE AND BASEBALL: Today marks Binghamton’s first day game of the season. The B-Mets went 12-18 in day games last season, while going 53-58 in night games.