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Update: Yusmeiro Petit loses perfect game with two outs in the ninth against the Diamondbacks

Sep 7, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

Yusmeiro Petit AP

Giants starter Yusmeiro Petit has retired 21 Diamondbacks in a row and will bring a perfect game into the eighth inning at AT&T Park. He has thrown 16 of 21 first pitches for strikes and has thrown 64 pitches in total.

Petit has pitched well since being inserted into the Giants’ rotation on August 27, entering tonight with a 3.00 ERA in two starts. He struck out 10 and walked just one in six innings on September 1 against the D-Backs, perhaps a clue of what was to come.

We’ll keep you updated here as Petit attempts to make baseball history. He is attempting to become the 24th pitcher to throw a perfect game.

Update (12:10 AM): Make that 24 for 24. Petit is perfect through eight innings on 80 pitches.

Update (12:27 AM): 26 for 27. Petit lost the perfect game with two outs in the ninth. Eric Chavez laced a single to right field, just in front of right fielder Hunter Pence. Petit retired A.J. Pollock to record the complete game shutout. The Giants won 3-0, pushing the Diamondbacks to eight games behind the second Wild Card.

  1. josemartez - Sep 7, 2013 at 12:07 AM

    64 pitches throught 7 innings?!

  2. goawaydog - Sep 7, 2013 at 12:19 AM

    9th inning. Here we go!

  3. Utley's Hair - Sep 7, 2013 at 12:24 AM

    Potential Maddux perfecto here.

    • nothanksimdriving123 - Sep 7, 2013 at 1:12 AM

      Except that, of course, Maddux never pitched a no-hitter.

      • Utley's Hair - Sep 7, 2013 at 1:45 AM

        A Maddux is an HBT equivalent to a complete game shutout with under 100 pitches.

  4. Utley's Hair - Sep 7, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Ouch…that hurts. Full count with two gone in the ninth, and gives up the first hit. No perfect game or no hitter. Damn…

    • missthemexpos - Sep 7, 2013 at 12:33 AM

      No doubt a deja vu feeling for Dave Stieb if he was watching the game.

      • Utley's Hair - Sep 7, 2013 at 12:52 AM

        What’s dejavu for multiple occurrences called?

      • nbjays - Sep 7, 2013 at 1:56 AM

        Deja vu all over again.

      • Utley's Hair - Sep 7, 2013 at 2:10 AM

        Thanks, Yogi.

    • rbj1 - Sep 7, 2013 at 8:42 AM

      Mike Mussina feels for him. One strike away.

  5. bleedgreen - Sep 7, 2013 at 12:29 AM

    Annnnnd its gone. On the last strike.

  6. Brinke - Sep 7, 2013 at 12:33 AM

    O U C H

  7. sabatimus - Sep 7, 2013 at 12:34 AM

    You could see the disgust on Pence’s face after he trapped that ball. Nothing else he could’ve done.

    By the way, Petit’s wife is some kinda smokin’.

  8. nothanksimdriving123 - Sep 7, 2013 at 1:10 AM

    This is the 1st time in MLB history that 2 guys in one season have lost perfect games on the 27th out. Yu Darvish the other, on April 2.
    Petit is the 37th pitcher in MLB history to retire at least the first 26 batters in a game. No one has ever done it a second time.
    25 of those 37 did get the 27th out. 23 of those recorded an official perfect game.
    The other 2: in 1959, Harvey Haddix retired the first 36, but in the 13th an error ended his PG and a hit cost him the game, a 1-0 loss; in 1995 Pedro Martinez also took a PG to extra innings but gave up a hit in the 10th, but did get the 1-0 win.

  9. hildezero - Sep 7, 2013 at 3:05 AM

    Ata boy Eric!

  10. shoehole - Sep 7, 2013 at 9:06 AM

    If I recall, a Detroit Tiger pitched a shutout against Cleveland a few years back but did not receive credit because everyone seen the 27th out except the first base umpire. He actually threw 28 outs in a nine inning game. His name slips my memory for now.

    • sabatimus - Sep 7, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      That would be Armando Galarraga, where Jim Joyce blew the call at first base. To his credit, Joyce was nearly in tears when he addressed the media after watching the replay, saying he “kicked the s**t” out of that call.

    • janessa31888 - Sep 7, 2013 at 10:47 AM

      Armando Galarraga was the pitcher. I wonder what happened to him.

  11. nbjays - Sep 7, 2013 at 10:10 AM

    Two out, full count in the ninth…. perfecto and no-no gone…

    Simple proof that nothing in baseball is a given or a certainty, and the reason I love this game.

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