In yesterday’s 12-4 loss to the Cardinals, Darin Gorski allowed four runs, three hits and three walks in 2+ innings.
After allowing an RBI double to Carlos Beltran and a walk to Matt Holliday, Terry Collins replaced Gorski with Carlos Torres, who allowed all three inherited runners to score.
Earlier this month, Alderson told Adam Rubin of ESPN New York the Mets intend to look at Gorski for a possible bullpen role this season.
Gorski, 25, went 9-8 with a 4.00 ERA in 25 games and 24 starts for Double-A Binghamton in 2012, allowing 128 hits and 50 walks with 118 strikeouts in 139 2/3 innings.
He held left-handed hitters to a .219 average last season.
In 2011, Gorski went 11-3 with a 2.08 ERA in 138 2/3 innings. He was named to the Florida State League All-Star team last summer and was the Mets minor league pitcher of the year in 2011.
Michael Baron, ContributorAs I wrote yesterday, Gorski has shown a lot so far in camp, even though it’s hard to tell from his stat line. Until the third inning yesterday, he did an outstanding job commanding the strike zone with all of his pitches, induced the right kind of outs to limit damage. He simply appeared to run out of gas in that third inning, and Torres didn’t do him any favors after he had exited the game.
Gorski is a very deceptive left-handed pitcher. He throws his fastball around 90 mph but has outstanding movement which helps compensate for his velocity. I’m not so sure he will make the team out of camp, but I could certainly see Gorski called up at some point to fill a need from the left side in the bullpen. He has historically handled left-handed hitters very well, and in a division that features a lot of tough lefties, Gorski could add immediate value to the roster.