Second inning gets Pettyjohn again, 'Cats' rally for win

In the three games that Adam Pettyjohn has pitched for the Sacramento River Cats they have won.

But don't expect the former Exeter Monarch to be happy with his performance. In each of his last two outings he has been unable to escape the second inning allowing seven and six runs respectively.

As a River Cat he has posted a 1-0 record with a staggering 9.39 ERA. His latest meltdown came against the New Orleans Zephers on July 29, when he allowed six earned runs on five hits all in the second inning. But for the second straight game Pettyjohn was bailed out by the River Cats explosive offense.

Mike Rose drew a bases loaded walk in the bottom of the ninth to give the River Cats an 11-10 come-from-behind win over the Zephyrs.

Freddie Bynum singled to lead off the ninth then stole second to get into scoring position. After Nick Swisher was intentionally walked, Bynum stole third, forcing the Zephyrs to intentionally walk Mike Edwards. This set the stage for Rose's game-winning walk.

Sacramento used a seven-run seventh inning to tie the score at 10-10. New Orleans' Jason Alfaro hit a solo home run in the top of the ninth giving the Zephyrs an 11-10 lead.

Swisher hit his 20th home run and finished the night 2-for-4 with three RBI. Bynum went 2-for-2 with two runs scored and two RBI.

Pettyjohn was scheduled to pitch yesterday against Oklahmoa.

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