Yusmeiro Petit 52 | Pitcher

San Francisco Giants

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Fri. Aug 29, 2014 Subscribe 
News: Petit is scheduled to start Tuesday against Colorado, Amy Gutierrez of CSN Bay Area reports. Impact: Petit received the start in the place of Tim Lincecum Thursday, and it appears he will keep the job through at least one more turn through the rotation. He also pitched well in his last outing, so it's possible he could retain the spot for the remainder of the regular season if he continues to do so.(RotoWire, )
Thu. Aug 28, 2014
News: Petit has set a major league record by retiring 46 consecutive batters. Impact: Petit set down the first eight Colorado hitters he faced Thursday, setting the record by striking out Charlie Culberson and drawing a standing ovation at AT&T Park. That broke the mark held by Mark Buehrle with 45 in a row for the Chicago White Sox in 2009. (STATS, 4:44pm)
Thu. Aug 28, 2014
News: Petit was dazzling on Thursday afternoon, allowing just one run on four hits with nine strikeouts over six innings in a 4-1 win against Colorado. Impact: Along the way, Petit (4-3, 3.44 ERA) established an MLB record by retiring 46 consecutive hitters -- he had not allowed a baserunner since late July -- before opposing pitcher Jordan Lyles smacked a double in the third inning to break the string. Petit's stepped in for the struggling Tim Lincecum, and this outing will only reinforce his claim to that rotation spot. Since he has been pitching primarily in long relief, he may need some time to build his stamina, but he's on a roll right now.(RotoWire, )
Mon. Aug 25, 2014
News: Petit will replace Tim Lincecum in the San Francisco Giants' rotation. Lincecum, the two-time NL Cy Young Award winner, is coming off the second-shortest start of his career Saturday at Washington. He was tagged for six runs, four earned, on six hits with four walks in 2 2-3 innings. Impact: Petit (3-3, 3.59 ERA) is 0-2 with a 7.82 ERA in his last five starts.(STATS, 8:22pm)
Mon. Aug 25, 2014
News: Petit will join the rotation and start Thursday against the Rockies, Henry Schulman of the San Francisco Chronicle reports. Impact: After Tim Lincecum failed to cover six frames in five of his last six starts and lasted just 2.2 innings his last time out, manager Bruce Bochy decided to drop the former two-time Cy Young winner from the rotation, with the Giants desperate to improve their positioning for the postseason. While Petit doesn't have anywhere close to the shiny resume Lincecum does as a starter, he's probably the better rotation option at this stage of their respective careers. Although he's had mixed results in his six previous starts this season, Petit owns a 3.59 ERA (2.78 FIP) and an impressive 87:17 K:BB ratio over 80.1 total innings, and was highly effective in seven starts with the Giants in 2013. It's not clear at this time if Petit's appointment to the rotation will be permanent, but if he continues to pitch close to as well as he already has to this point, it will be tough to justify moving him back to the bullpen.(RotoWire, )
Aug 24, 2014
News: Petit tossed 4.1 perfect innings of long relief Saturday, striking out five and walking none in a loss to the Nationals. Impact: Petit was asked to take the ball after starter Tim Lincecum was chased after just 2.2 innings. Lincecum has struggled in August (7.94 ERA) and Petit hasn't allowed an earned run since July 22 (12.1 innings). There are talks that Lincecum may be skipped for his next outing, and Petit would be the likely candidate to take his spot in the rotation. Nothing is finalized, but it is important to note that Petit's ERA as a starter this season is 6.32, compared to 2.01 as a reliever, so he wouldn't be a must-add despite his recent success.(RotoWire, )
Yusmeiro Petit
2014 Season
Ht: 6' 1"  Wt: 253  Age: 29
Bats: R  Throws: R
Born: 11/22/1984, Maracaibo, Venezuela
College: None
Debut: 2006
Salary: $845,000
Injury Status
No Current Injury