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Yusmeiro Petit’s Invisiball

Coming into this spring, Yusmeiro Petit didn’t have a roster spot locked down with the Giants. David Huff was ready to be the long man, and he started the spring off better than Petit. Manager Bruce Bochy showed confidence in his righty and eventually the team made what looks to be the right decision. Though […]
Via Fangraphs
3 days ago  |  Discuss

MLB Game Picks - Sunday: October 26, 2014

I was wrong again and I was right again. I was wrong because I did not factor in Yusmeiro Petit and his ability to rescue San Francisco's starter. I was right because I knew the starting pitchers in this game would not pitch well.  They did not. I was wrong because the Royals over-relied on a kid who was pitching for a college team just two months ago and gave him such a...
Via The Flagrant Fan
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What a relief: Petit rescues Giants once again out of bullpen

  Time and again in these 2014 playoffs, Giants manager Bruce Bochy has called upon Yusmeiro Petit to save his team’s bacon, usually when facing a deficit or with innings to eat. And every time, Petit has answered without fail. Three weeks ago on a surreal night in DC, Petit blanked the Washington Nationals for six innings, en route to an 18-inning win for San Francisco. Ten days...
Via Fox Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Petit's clutch relief carries Giants bullpen again

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Yusmeiro Petit bounced off the mound pumping his fists and shouting ''Let's go!'' The right-hander from Venezuela certainly has found his swagger this October as a lights-out long man who delivers in the clutch game after game, inning after inning. He did it again Saturday night for the San Francisco Giants, pitching three scoreless innings...
Via AP on Fox
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Playoff Prospectus: Petit Comes Up Big by Sahadev Sharma

Yusmeiro Petit has been an unheralded and surprising key during the Giants` postseason run and he came up big once again on Saturday night.
Via Baseball Prospectus
4 days ago  |  Discuss

The Giants’ Role Players Shine

Anybody in baseball could have had these guys. Gregor Blanco, Yusmeiro Petit, Javier Lopez. Sure, the Giants spent a little to get them, but that little has meant a lot to them in return. All three came up huge in Wednesday’s Game Five victory. And the tweaks those players made to get where they are […]
Via Fangraphs
14 days ago  |  Discuss

San Francisco Giants: first base and outfield options

The San Francisco Giants are heading into the offseason with a ton of things they need to do. They need to re-sign Hunter Pence, Tim Lincecum and Javier Lopez, as well as bring back Chad Gaudin and Ryan Vogelsong. They also need to add a starting left-fielder and possibly another starting pitcher. That’s a lot of things that the Giants have on their table. Whether or not they can...
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Did Yusmeiro Petit’s wife jinx his perfect game?

San Francisco Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit nearly threw the 24th perfect game in MLB history, but he gave up a hit on a 3-2 pitch with two outs in the ninth inning against the Arizona Diamondbacks on Friday night to lose his place in history. Those who believe in superstitions — such as not mentioning […]
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Giants P just misses perfect game

Yusmeiro Petit has been with five major league clubs. He has been in and out of the majors throughout his career. Prior to signing with the San Franciso Giants prior to the 2012 season he was out of the league all together and playing in a Mexican league. He has a career ERA over 5.0 and a win/loss record of 12-20, and nearly joined the ranks of baseball immortality by throwing...
Via FatManWriting
September 07, 2013  |  Discuss

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