Giants Reliever Yusmeiro Petit Sets MLB Record By Retiring 46 Straight Batters
San Francisco’s spot starter had previously been best known for being one of only 12 players in MLB history to have lost a no-hitter with two out in the ninth. Now he’s wrestled the consecutive-outs record from Mark Buehrle, who in turn had taken it from another SF Giant, Jim Barr (41).
— FOX Sports Live (@FOXSportsLive) August 28, 2014
Petit retires Charlie Culberson for No. 46 and he stands alone. Nobody EVER has had a run like this. A perfect game plus 19 more. Amazing.
— Andrew Baggarly (@CSNBaggs) August 28, 2014
… and then the pitcher doubled.
And the record ends, right there, with a double by the pitcher Lyles. Another ovation for Petit. #SFGiants
— Henry Schulman (@hankschulman) August 28, 2014
Petit has appeared in only 113 games for the Giants. The Giants lead the Rockies 2-1 in the fifth.