Erie SeaWolves pitcher Ramon Garcia did what he could to usurp Nick Castellanos’ Double-A debut.
Garcia pitched a four-hit shutout for eight innings of Tuesday night’s game against Trenton. Austin Wood added a scoreless ninth to complete the SeaWolves’ 5-0 victory at Jerry Uht Park.
Castellanos, the Detroit Tigers’ first pick in Major League Baseball’s 2010 amateur draft, went 2-for-3 with a sacrifice fly. Promoted from Single-A Lakeland (Fla.) before the game, he hit cleanup and played third base.
– Mike Copper
The SeaWolves’ Niuman Romero and Rawley Bishop also added two hits each. Bishop hit a solo home run off Thunder starter Brett Marshall in the bottom of the fourth.
Erie got back to an even record (28-28) in the opener of its six-game homestand. Trenton, which began the day tied with New Britain for first in the Eastern League’s Eastern Division, dropped to 32-24.