The 23-year-old Forsythe, was 2-for-4 with a double and a homer to lift his line to .333/.404/.644 with five walks against 15 strikeouts in 13 games. Nine of his 15 hits have gone for extra-bases. The Mets' 3rd round pick in 2010 out of Tennessee, he's a big strong catcher with some power from his strength, especially to right-center. However, the strikeouts will catch up to him. He's not a .300 hitter (.235 in Savannah in 2011 and .244 in St. Lucie in 2012). I need a whole lot more than 13 games at the start of a season to say that a guy has completely changed his prospect status. Still, the ability to catch and hit mistakes will keep him employed for a while.
The Sea Dogs scored the winning run in the bottom of the tenth when John Church skipped a pitch to the backstop.
The B-Mets built a 5-0 that RHP Tyler Pill and LHP Adam Kolarek could not hold when the 'Dogs evened the game at 6-6 in the fifth. The teams then traded pairs of runs in the bottom of the seventh and top of the eighth to send it to extras.
Tags: Binghamton Mets, Blake Forsythe, Toby Hyde
The Gnats took a 4-3 lead to the bottom of the ninth with dependable closer Hamilton Bennett on the hill. ?The Grasshoppers actually won the game twice, but only one counted. ?The second time, came with the bases loaded and two outs. ?After Bennett walked three, the Gnats turned to Ronny Morla to face 1B Mark Canha, who lined Morla's first delivery into rightcenter field to score the winning runs.
Six straight singles from the Tourists to begin the sixth inning added up to four runs, turning a 1-1 game into a 5-1 lead. ?The first four singles were off Erik Goeddel and the final two off reliever Luis Rojas, who allowed two runs charged to Goeddel to score.
Goeddel's final line: 5 IP, 6 H, 5 R, 5 ER, 2 BB, 3 K. ?He's made three starts since returning from a right shoulder strain that sidelined him for two months, and to my eyes is not in rhythm yet. ?He threw more good curveballs on Wednesday than he did in his previous start, but his fastball doesn't look like it has the same kind of life it did early in the year. ?In 13 innings since his return: 13 hits, six walks and six strikeouts.
The team's 13 runs scored on Sunday tied a season high. ?The Gnats pounded out 15 hits and drew eight walks.
Stars of the weekend included:
Ho hum just another quality performance from Darin Gorski. Seriously folks this is just ridiculous how good Gorksi has been. Gorski allowed just one run over six innings of work lowering his already FSL leading ERA to a microscopic 1.56. I can hear Wally Backman banging his head on his desk right now screaming: "We want Gorski!!"
With the win, Gorski now moves to 8-0 on the season. Over his last 10 starts his ERA is 1.01.
The Gnats improved to 7-1 in the second half by scoring single runs in the seventh and ninth innings to sweep the Braves. ?In every single one of the Gnats' seven second half wins, the team has scored the go-ahead run in the fifth inning or later.
LF Joe Bonfe scored in both the seventh and ninth in a game in which he was 1-2 with a double, a walk, a hit-by-pitch and three runs scored. ?The 23-year old is mixing his time between the outfield corners and first base. ?He's hit safely in six straight games and has played in seven of the Gnats' eight second half games after playing in just 22 of the team's first 70. ?Oh, and he's hitting .409/.500/.500 (9-for-22) in the half.
- Dillon Gee threw five shutout innings for Buffalo in a 13-3 win Sunday. 3B Zach Lutz was 2-4 with a bomb while OF Kirk Niuewenhuis, who tripled, and INF Justin Turner were each 2-4.
I think this Bisons offense could be very, very good to start the year. - The A-Ball split a pair of games this weekend winning Saturday by an 11-7 count and falling 3-2 Sunday.? Erik Goeddel started Sunday, it sure looks like he'll be in the Savannah rotation to start the year.? Javier Rodriguez, who also seems destined for Savannah, was 3-3 with a double on Saturday.