A former Major League Baseball pitcher gave a great effort during Wednesday’s Eastern League game at Trenton’s Waterfront Park.
No, not Andy Pettitte. The other one.
Erie’s Zack Segovia, who briefly played for Philadelphia and Washington in the late 2000s, outperformed the former New York Yankee when he retired 15 straight batters between the first and sixth innings. The SeaWolves offense managed their first four runs off Pettitte en route to a 10-4 victory over the Thunder before a sold-out crowd of 8,146.
Pettitte, who’s attempting a return to the Yankees after sitting out the 2011 baseball season, made his third minor-league start and first for Trenton. Erie (7-10) managed seven hits off the left-hander before he departed after five-plus innings.
– Mike Copper
Segovia allowed a three-run home run to the Thunder’s Cody Johnson shortly after his run of consecutive batters ended. However, the right-hander’s six-inning performance arguably ranked as Erie’s best by a starting pitcher this season.
Brandon Douglas totaled three hits, scored a run and drove in another for the SeaWolves, who conclude their series against the Thunder (9-8) with Thursday’s 10:35 a.m. getaway game at Waterfront.
Rob Brantly went 2-for-3 with a run scored and two RBIs as Erie’s designated hitter. Brantly goes into Thursday’s action as the league leader in slugging percentage (.647).