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Jacob Petricka | Relief Pitcher

Team: Chicago White Sox
Age / DOB:  (26) / 6/5/1988
Ht / Wt:  6'5' / 205
Bats / Throws: Right / Right
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Jake Petricka earned his third save of the season Sunday as the White Sox blanked the Mariners.
Petricka protected Chicago's 1-0 lead by recording the final six outs of the game with perfect eighth and ninth frames. This after Zach Putnam blew a save opportunity on Saturday. Petricka boasts a sharp 1.85 ERA with 36 strikeouts in 48 2/3 innings this season and is worth speculating on in most mixed fantasy leagues while the White Sox try to settle on a reliable option at closer. Jul 7 - 1:12 PM

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After coming into a 1-1 game, Jacob Petricka walked two and allowed two inherited runners to score Wednesday against the Royals.

Petricka gave up a go-ahead sac fly initially after replacing Jose Quintana in the eighth. After that, he issued the two walks, the second coming with the bases loaded. It did no damage to his ERA, but it did hurt Quintana's. It also didn't help Petricka's chances of seeing save opps in the short term.
May 21 - 11:03 PM

After Matt Lindstrom got hurt, Jacob Petricka recorded the final two outs of the game against the Royals on Monday for his first career save.

Daniel Webb might have been the choice, but he pitched three innings the previous two days. Both Petricka and Webb could be candidates for saves if Lindstrom's ankle/foot problem turns out to be significant. Petricka has a 1.85 ERA in 24 1/3 innings since his callup.
May 20 - 12:19 AM

Jake Petricka was perfect for two innings out of the pen Wednesday, striking out two against the Cubs.

Petricka has pitched 10 scoreless innings since April 25, and he has a 1.71 ERA overall since being called up on April 4. He's been a middle-relief guy thus far, but he could soon get a look in a setup role.
May 7 - 11:51 PM

White Sox recalled RHP Jacob Petricka from Triple-A Charlotte.

He's taking Nate Jones' (hip) spot on the roster. Petricka held a 3.26 ERA in 16 games for the Pale Hose last season and put up a 1.81 mark in 31 appearances between Double- and Triple-A. He'll work in middle relief.
Apr 4 - 12:09 PM

Jacob Petricka left Tuesday's game against the Twins after taking a line drive off his left wrist.

Petricka failed to retire any of the three batters he faced and was ultimately charged with two runs. It's not clear at this point how long he might be sidelined.
Tue, Sep 17, 2013 10:56:00 PM

White Sox purchased the contract of RHP Jake Petricka from Triple-A Charlotte.

Petricka has registered a cool 1.81 ERA and 58/25 K/BB ratio in 54 2/3 innings this season between Double-A and Triple-A. He will pitch in middle relief.
Sat, Aug 17, 2013 04:59:00 PM

2010 second-round pick Jacob Petricka pitched six hitless innings and struck out nine Sunday for low Single-A Kannapolis.

The 22-year-old Petricka probably belongs in high-A, not back in the Sally League, though a quick promotion seems likely if he keeps this up. He has a big fastball, but his secondary stuff will determine whether his future is in the rotation or the pen.
Mon, Apr 11, 2011 11:58:00 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Tyler Flowers
2Adrian Nieto
1B1Jose Abreu
2B1Gordon Beckham
2Leury Garcia
SS1Alexei Ramirez
3B1Conor Gillaspie
LF1Alejandro De Aza
CF1Adam Eaton
RF1Dayan Viciedo
2Moises Sierra
3Avisail Garcia
DH1Adam Dunn
2Paul Konerko
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Chris Sale
2John Danks
3Jose Quintana
4Felipe Paulino
5Scott Carroll
6Hector Noesi
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Matt Lindstrom
2Nate Jones
3Zach Putnam
4Daniel Webb
5Javy Guerra
6Jacob Petricka
7Ronald Belisario
8Eric Surkamp
9Andre Rienzo