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Yusmeiro Petit | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (29) / 11/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1' / 253
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yusmeiro Petit went home with a no-decision, allowing five runs in five innings as the Giants outlasted the Phillies in a 14-inning win on Tuesday.
Petit was starting in place of the injured Matt Cain. The top of the Phillies' lineup had his number, particularly in a three-run fifth-inning which included a Jimmy Rollins two-run home run. Overall, Petit yielded seven hits and two walks while striking out five. Pitching mostly out of the bullpen, Petit has a 4.24 ERA, 1.21 WHIP, and 71/17 K/BB ratio. He'll start against the Dodgers at home on Sunday. Jul 23 - 1:09 AM

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Yusmeiro Petit will start for the Giants on Tuesday night against the Phillies at Citizens Bank Park.

Petit is filling in for Matt Cain, who was placed on the disabled list Monday morning with right elbow inflammation. Petit, 29, has a solid 3.86 ERA, 1.16 WHIP, and 66/15 K/BB ratio in 63 innings (five starts and 21 relief appearances) this season for San Francisco. He makes for a decent streamer in deep mixed fantasy leagues.
Jul 21 - 12:03 PM

Yusemeiro Petit surrendered one run in six innings Saturday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Petit was making a spot start in place of Matt Cain (hamstring) and really only had one hiccup -- a monstrous debut solo home run for Cardinals top prospect Oscar Taveras. Petit struck out five and yielded just two total hits. He could get another turn next week.
May 31 - 6:28 PM

Yusmeiro Petit struggled in a spot start Monday, yielding four runs over five innings in a loss to the Cubs.

Petit was gifted a 3-1 lead after Pablo Sandoval's two-run homer in the third, but the wheels came off in the fifth when he served up four hits and three runs to cough up the lead. Matt Cain (hamstring) is expected to be fine for his next start, so Petit is headed back to the bullpen.
May 26 - 8:06 PM

Yusmeiro Petit will start on Monday versus the Cubs in place of the injured Matt Cain (hamstring).

The hope is that Cain will miss just the one outing, so it's just a spot start for Petit, who holds a 4.76 ERA but a nice 33/8 K/BB ratio over 34 frames this season. It will be his fourth start this season.
Source: CSN Bay Area
May 25 - 10:31 AM

Yusmeiro Petit surrendered five runs -- four earned -- over five innings in his spot start Friday against the Marlins.

Petit has been ineffective in two of his three starts for the Giants this year, but that's less of a concern now that Ryan Vogelsong has turned things around. Petit has done just fine in the pen, and he'll return there if Tim Hudson can make his next start.
May 17 - 1:40 AM

Yusmeiro Petit was pounded for eight runs in 4 1/3 innings Monday in his spot start against the Pirates.

Petit entered with a 2.61 ERA in one start and eight relief appearances, but the Pirates had his number tonight. He's slated to return to the pen now with Matt Cain hopeful of returning this weekend. He still has some value in NL-only leagues as a swingman.
May 6 - 1:06 AM

Yusmeiro Petit is expected to start in place of Matt Cain against the Pirates in Pittsburgh on Monday.

Cain hit the disabled list on Sunday due to his lacerated finger, giving Petit at least one more go-round through the Giants rotation. He was excellent in emergency duty on Tuesday, hurling five shutout innings in a victory over the Padres.
May 4 - 8:56 PM

Yusmeiro Petit made the most of Tuesday's emergency start, firing six shutout innings with four strikeouts in an impressive victory over the Padres.

He scattered just three hits and didn't walk a batter. Not bad for a guy that woke up having zero conception that he'd be starting. Matt Cain, of course, was scratched after cutting his right index finger at the ballpark. Petit will head back to the bullpen on a high note. He's 2-1 with a 2.61 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 20/4 K/BB rate over 20 2/3 frames this year.
Apr 30 - 12:52 AM

Yusmeiro Petit racked up seven strikeouts in an impressive showing during Friday's victory over the Athletics.

Petit allowed just two singles and didn't walk a batter in the impressive showing. With Ryan Vogelsong having a rough spring, Petit could conceivably sneak in and occupy the final spot in the Giants rotation, but more likely he's battling David Huff for the long reliever role in the Opening Day bullpen.
Mar 22 - 12:16 AM

Yusmeiro Petit allowed an unearned run in two innings of work in the Giants' 4-3 victory over the White Sox on Wednesday.

The unearned run was entirely Petit's fault as he made an error trying to throw out Alejandro De Aza. De Aza then stole second base and came around to score on a single. Petit has been slowly getting better as the month has progressed but he'll have to turn on the afterburners to secure a spot in the rotation.
Mar 12 - 6:59 PM

Yusmeiro Petit was hit around to the tune of four runs in 1 1/3 innings of work Monday against the Giants

Petit has had back-to-back ugly outings to start Cactus League play. The four runs came on a walk and six hits, including a solo home run to Alexi Amarista. Petit is attempting to earn a spot at the back of the Giants' rotation but these last two appearances haven't helped his cause.
Mar 3 - 6:13 PM

Yusmeiro Petit gave up four runs on five hits in an inning of work against the Athletics on Wednesday.

Petit is competing for a spot at the back of the Giants' starting rotation, but the right-hander had a shaky Cactus League debut. He had a strong showing at the end of the 2013 season, posting a 3.59 ERA in seven starts, including nearly tossing a perfect game against the D'Backs.
Feb 26 - 5:00 PM

Giants avoided arbitration with RHP Yusmeiro Petit by agreeing to a one-year, $845,000 contract.

Petit, who was arbitration-eligible for the first time, can earn more through incentives. The right-hander pitched surprisingly well down the stretch for the Giants last season, putting up a 3.56 ERA over 48 innings.
Jan 17 - 2:03 PM

Yusmeiro Petit was knocked around in Saturday’s loss to the Padres, surrendering five runs on seven hits in just 3 2/3 innings of work.

Petit struck out two and didn’t walk a batter on the forgettable afternoon. He cruised through the first three innings, allowing just a solo homer to Chris Denorfia, but fell apart and was chased from the game in the four-run fourth inning. It’s the first loss that he’s suffered this season, concluding 4-1 with a 3.54 ERA, 1.18 WHIP and 54/11 K/BB ratio over 53 1/3 innings. The 28-year-old is arbitration eligible this Winter, and will head to spring training looking to secure a spot in the Giants’ Opening Day rotation
Sat, Sep 28, 2013 07:07:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Hector Sanchez
1B1Brandon Belt
2Adam Duvall
2B1Joe Panik
2Joaquin Arias
3Marco Scutaro
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Pablo Sandoval
LF1Michael Morse
2Gregor Blanco
CF1Angel Pagan
RF1Hunter Pence
2Tyler Colvin
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Tim Lincecum
5Ryan Vogelsong
6Yusmeiro Petit
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Jeremy Affeldt
3Sergio Romo
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6J.C. Gutierrez
7George Kontos