Saturday, September 07, 2013

The Case for Yusmeiro Petit

Is it possible for someone that's been in professional baseball for 11 years to have finally "figured it out"? Are the baseball gods just merely toying with us by allowing Yusmeiro Petit throw an absolute gem on Friday night against Arizona? How can someone that's had his chance in the Bigs several times in his career, finally blossom at  the age of 28? In a season filled with disappointments, and with the Giants slowly marching to finish the 2013 season, we have been pleasantly surprised with the performance of Petit. In three starts, he has a 3-0 record, 2.05 ERA, 30 Ks, 0.911 WHIP, and has allowed only four walks. He's done this against some impressive lineups from Colorado and Arizona.

While looking ahead to 2014, and with the eventual departure of Barry Zito from the club and the uncertainty of Tim Lincecum's future with the club. Perhaps, Petit can be the one of the missing pieces for the starting rotation. Yes, we know, it's a huge jump in faith to hand over the keys to an 11-year journeymen, but you can't deny that he hasn't earned consideration.

Yusmeiro Petit

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