Indians pitcher Brett Myers (right elbow sprain) was supposed to be limited to one inning or 20 pitches – whichever came first in his rehab start for the Aeros Saturday night against the Binghamton Mets at Canal Park.
However, neither happened. Instead, the veteran right hander was pulled after just 1/3 of an inning and having thrown only 16 pitches.
That’s because in the meantime, Myers gave up three runs (one earned) on three hits and a wild pitch. It didn’t help that the Aeros middle infield made two errors behind him, but Myers wasn’t missing any bats either.
So, before Myers reached his pitch limit, Aeros manager Edwin Rodriguez went out to the mound and politely asked for the ball, turning to right-handed reliever Enosil Tejeda to quickly get the last two outs of the B-Mets three-run first inning via a prompt double play.
Aeros originally-scheduled starting pitcher Will Roberts took over with a clean inning to start the second inning, but didn’t fare any better then Myers. In just 4 1/3 innings, the right-hander dished up sevenmore runs on seven hits – getting knocked out of the game in Binghamton’s six-run sixth inning.
While the B-Mets offense made the night frustrating for the Aeros pitching staff, the visitor’s starting pitcher made life miserable for Akron’s hitters.
Darin Gorski (5-1, 2.01 ERA) held the Aeros to one hit over the first seven innings before the Aeros offense finally rallied to break up the left hander’s shutout bid in the eighth inning. Shortstop Jose Ramirez hit a bases-loaded, two-run single in the eighth inning, but Gorski still went on to earn the win, striking out seven batter over 7 2/3 innings.
Next up during this final home stand of the season is Aeros right-hander Cody Anderson (0-0, 6.23 ERA) facing B-Mets right-hander Greg Peavey (2-1, 2.00 ERA) on the mound in Sunday’s 2:05 p.m. series wrap up at Canal Park.