San Francisco Giant’s veteran pitcher Yusmeiro Petit set a new MLB record during his Thursday start against the Colorado Rockies. Petit, 29, has retired 46 consecutive batters over the course of 8 outings. Typically utilized as a reliever, Petit got the start on Thursday in place of a struggling Tim Lincecum, and needed to record 7 consecutive outs in order to break the all-time MLB record. He did just that. Breaking Mark Buehrle’s record of 45 consecutive batters put out while hurling for the Chicago White Sox in 2009. Subsequently after setting the new high-water mark, Petit surrendered a base hit to the very next batter he faced – Pitcher, Jordan Lyles. Lyles boasts a .200 AVG on the season.
Written By Guest Writer: Keith Tro