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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
Contract: view contract details

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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. Aug 29 - 7:45 PM

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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."
Aug 29 - 10:17 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.
Aug 28 - 6:54 PM

Yusmeiro Petit will start on Thursday versus the Rockies in place of Tim Lincecum.

He's only guaranteed the one start for now, but the switch will become permanent if Petit pitches well. The right-hander has quietly retired 38 straight batters in relief and holds a 3.59 ERA and 87/17 K/BB ratio over 80 1/3 frames this season. However, he's posted a 6.32 ERA over six spot starts, so he's far from a sure thing.
Aug 25 - 7:58 PM

Yusmeiro Petit will "start" when the Giants resume their suspended game against the Cubs on Thursday.

It's not quite a start, since the game will pick up in the bottom of the fifth inning, but Petit will be on the mound when the game resumes. He last pitched 10 days ago and has been a reliever since a spot start on July 22, so the Giants will likely only ask for two or three innings from the 29-year-old. Petit owns a 3.89 ERA through 74 innings of work this year.
Aug 20 - 11:47 PM

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

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

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S1Madison Bumgarner
2Tim Hudson
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