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Yusmeiro Petit | Relief Pitcher

Team: San Francisco Giants
Age / DOB:  (30) / 11/22/1984
Ht / Wt:  6'1" / 250
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Yusmeiro Petit allowed four earned runs over six innings Saturday as the Giants dropped the second half of a doubleheader against the Rockies.
Petit hadn't gone more than three innings in any appearance this season as the Giants' most-trusted long reliever, so that he was able to make it through six (on just 81 pitches) was a big help to the Giants' pitching staff as a whole. But the Colorado offense got to him for two runs in the fourth and two more in the sixth to split the doubleheader. Petit will head back to the bullpen now. May 24 - 1:56 AM

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Yusmeiro Petit will start the second game of Saturday’s doubleheader against the Rockies.

That's assuming he isn't needed in relief on Friday. Petit hasn't thrown more than three innings in any appearance this season as the Giants' long reliever, so the club would probably be thrilled to get five frames out of him on Saturday.
May 22 - 10:38 AM

Yusmeiro Petit was credited with a three-inning save after finishing the Giants' 6-0 win over the Marlins on Friday.

You'd never know how effective Petit was last year from how he's been used in the early going; tonight was his first win, loss, save, hold or blown save of the season. It's just the second time in 10 appearances that he's been used in a game the Giants have won. He's overqualified for mop-up duties, but nothing figures to change in the short term.
May 9 - 1:42 AM

Yusmeiro Petit was clobbered for four runs in two innings Tuesday in a Cactus League loss to the Padres.

Petit struggled out of the gate, issuing a leadoff walk in the first inning to Will Venable and then a single one batter later to Matt Kemp. Petit got out of that jam by inducing a doubleplay from Justin Upton, but he couldn't slay a similar dragon in the second. Petit looked much better last week in his Cactus League debut and should be able to right the ship next time out. He's ticketed for a swingman role this year in San Francisco.
Mar 10 - 7:33 PM

Yusmeiro Petit delivered a strong effort in his Cactus League debut, tossing two perfect innings in a victory over the Rangers.

With Ryan Vogelsong and Tim Lincecum competing for the final opening in the Giants rotation, Petit is slated to be utilized in a "super reliever" role this season. While it's a terrific way for the Giants to get value out of him, it strips most of his fantasy value away outside of NL-only formats.
Mar 6 - 8:03 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated Friday that Yusmeiro Petit will be utilized in a "super reliever" role in 2015.

That means that as long as Tim Hudson is healthy and ready to go, Ryan Vogelsong and Tim Lincecum will compete for the Giants fifth and final rotation spot. Petit has excelled as both a starter and reliever, and should have plenty of opportunities in both facets this season.
Jan 23 - 7:25 PM

Giants and RHP Yusmeiro Petit avoided arbitration by agreeing to a one-year, $2.1 million contract.

It's a big raise in his second year of arbitration eligibility after Petit made $845,000 in 2014. The Giants plan to return Tim Lincecum to the rotation in 2015, which means Petit is again set for a swingman role.
Jan 16 - 9:33 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Friday that either Yusmeiro Petit or Ryan Vogelsong could start a potential Game 4 of the NLDS.

Both will be available out of the bullpen until then. Although Petit's numbers overall have been better than Vogelsong's, he's fared much better in relief and that seems likely where he'll be utilized this postseason.
Fri, Oct 3, 2014 12:38:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit suffered his fifth loss of the season on Saturday, allowing three runs (two earned) in 5 1/3 innings as the Giants were defeated 3-2.

For the first eight innings, it didn't look like there was any way the Giants would score against Andrew Cashner, so Petit was stuck between a rock and a hard place. He yielded four hits and three walks while striking out seven. Four of Petit's last five starts have been decent, and he now has a 3.63 ERA with a 1.00 WHIP and a 125/21 K/BB ratio. Petit gets the Padres again, this time at home, to wrap up his regular season on Thursday.
Sat, Sep 20, 2014 11:43:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit surrendered four runs -- three earned -- over seven innings in a loss to the Dodgers Sunday.

Petit wasn't on his game, giving up eight hits including a Matt Kemp two-run homer. He did strike out eight in the loss. Petit has switched between starting and relieving this year, but it's still impressive that the loss was his first since May. Petit will try to get back in the right side of the decision Saturday at the Padres.
Sun, Sep 14, 2014 09:24:00 PM

Yusemeiro Petit surrendered only one run, striking out nine, in a complete game victory over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday.

Ender Inciarte was the only Snake batter to solve Petit, driving a solo homer over the right field fence in the fourth inning. Giants manager Bruce Bochy must be pretty pleased with himself tonight. Bochy announced last Wednesday -- the day after Petit was rocked for six runs over four frames versus Colorado -- that Petit would remain in the rotation for now. The former Diamondback, who works out of Tim Lincecum's old spot, didn't even walk one batter tonight, which is why he needed only a stunning 84 pitches to dispose of Arizona. He'll take a 5-3 record, 3.62 ERA and pretty 0.99 WHIP into a huge date with the Dodgers on Sunday.
Wed, Sep 10, 2014 12:53:00 AM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Wednesday that Yusmeiro Petit will remain in the rotation for now.

Petit was rocked for six runs over four frames Tuesday, but Bochy blamed the poor start in part to the righty's offspeed pitches lacking movement at Coors Field. He was terrific in his first start filling in for Tim Lincecum, so Petit deserves another chance. He'll get the D'Backs and Dodgers at home next week.
Wed, Sep 3, 2014 01:57:00 PM

Yusmeiro Petit will make another start for the Giants on Tuesday against the Rockies in Colorado.

With as well as he's currently pitching, it's hard to justify Tim Lincecum taking back his place in the rotation. If Petit has another good outing in the house of horrors that is Coors Field, he may be given an opportunity to possess the rotation spot for the remainder of the season.
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 07:45:00 PM

Giants manager Bruce Bochy indicated after Thursday's game that Yusmeiro Petit would receive another start.

Bochy had promised Petit just the one start as the club skipped the struggling Tim Lincecum. However, after Petit struck out nine over six frames of one-run ball, it sounds like he'll remain in the rotation and Lincecum in the bullpen for the time being. "These are the things we'll talk about," Bochy said. "But it's hard to change things after an effort like that. And it gives Timmy a chance to continue to work on some things."
Fri, Aug 29, 2014 10:17:00 AM

Yusmeiro Petit set a major league record with 46 straight batters retired on his way to allowing one run over six innings Thursday in a win over the Rockies.

Petit retired the first eight batters he faced today to overtake Mark Buehrle's major league record of 45 consecutive batters retired. He then immediately gave up a double to opposing starter Jordan Lyles and a soft RBI single to Charlie Blackmon, but he buckled down after that. He ended up allowing four hits, walking none and striking out nine in his first start since replacing Tim Lincecum in the rotation. He'll get the Rockies again next week, and while that will be at Coors, he still looks like a decent play in mixed leagues.
Thu, Aug 28, 2014 06:54:00 PM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Buster Posey
2Andrew Susac
1B1Brandon Belt
2B1Joe Panik
2Joaquin Arias
SS1Brandon Crawford
2Ehire Adrianza
3B1Matt Duffy
LF1Nori Aoki
2Ryan Lollis
CF1Angel Pagan
2Gregor Blanco
RF1Hunter Pence
2Justin Maxwell
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Madison Bumgarner
2Matt Cain
3Tim Hudson
4Jake Peavy
5Tim Lincecum
6Ryan Vogelsong
7Chris Heston
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Santiago Casilla
2Sergio Romo
3Jeremy Affeldt
4Javier Lopez
5Jean Machi
6George Kontos
7Yusmeiro Petit
8Hunter Strickland
9Josh Osich