Gorski continues to shine for St. Lucie

Mets farmhand Darin Gorski continued his amazing 2011 campaign by pitching 5 shutout innings against the Fort Meyers Miracle on Tuesday night.  The 23-year-old lefty out of Kutztown University struck out four and allowed only two hits on the night but did not figure into the decision in a game St. Lucie went on to win by a score of 2-1.

Gorski has now put up an amazing 25:2 K:BB ratio through his past 5 starts and boasts a 0.41 ERA (1 ER, 22 IP, 21 K) over his last 4 outings, lowering his season earned run average to 2.08.

The southpaw’s success this year has not gone unnoticed as yesterday he was named FSL Pitcher of the Year.  The team’s official website issued the following press release regarding the promising youngster’s accomplishment:

The Florida State League announced today that St. Lucie Mets starting pitcher, Darin Gorski has been named the Florida State League Pitcher of the Year.  Gorski was also the only St. Lucie Met to be named to the 2011 Florida State League Postseason All-Star Team. Darin is the first Met to win the FSL Pitcher of the Year award since Dylan Owen in the 2008 season.

Photo by Michael G. Baron

With an 11-3 record, the left handed Gorski currently owns the best winning percentage in the FSL. Gorski sits in the top 5 of almost every significant pitching category including leading the league in ERA, WHIP and baserunners per innings pitched. To this point, Gorski is 11-3 with a 2.15 ERA in 26 appearances, 20 starts. He leads the Mets with 136 strikeouts, has walked only 29 batters and is holding opposing hitters to a miniscule .215 batting average covering 133.2 innings of work.  This is Darin’s third year of professional baseball after being selected in the 7th round by the Mets in the 2009 first year player draft.”

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