Earlier, in his initial big league camp, Petrick yielded six runs, five earned in 7 2/3 frames wearing St. Louis' uniform. It was an experience the Morris, Ill. native will always remember.
Petrick extended his success into his initial Springfield start. In five innings at Hammons Field on April 4, he held the San Antonio Hooks scoreless on two hits. Petrick struck out eight and issued just one free pass. On Thursday night, he faced the Hooks again on their turf and again kept them off the board. This time, Petrick exited after 5 2/3, having allowed two hits and three walks, and three strikeouts. He departed with the lead, but his club had to play 14 innings to finally prevail.
The following interview was conducted between Petrick's first and second outings. We discuss 2013 one last time and set up his current campaign.
Previously posted Springfield interviews:
Manager Mike Shildt
Shortstop Aledmys Diaz
Pitcher Kurt Heyer
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