GORSKI, ANYONE? by Tom Brennan
As the Mets look to replace Matt Harvey in the rotation, and Logan Verrett has not been impressive (in fact 0-6, 6.14 in his last 15 games), what are the minor league alternatives internally?
Sean Gilmartin? Kinda shaky lately. Well, he's 7-2 in his last 10 starts, but with a 5.49 ERA over that span.
Gabe Ynoa? Gone from early season ace to BP pitcher.
Rafael Montero? A deteriorating 7.20 ERA is all you need to know.
How about Darin Gorski?
Darin has returned to the Vegas team strongly, posting a 3-1, 3.65 mark through 4 starts, the last 3 being his strongest of the 4.
Career-wise, he excelled up to AA, but AAA was his speed bump, as it is for so many - prior to this year, Gorski had tossed 198 innings for Vegas, with a 13-12 record and a 5.36 ERA.
I am more and more convinced that pitching in Vegas adds 2 runs per game to one’s ERA (heck, the team’s pitchers are allowing 6.2 RPG), so Darin has actually fared pretty well in Vegas (now 16-13) and could be the short term answer.
If it were me, I’d go with Gilmartin, but it is good to know there is at least another half way viable in-house alternative in the minors in Gorski.