Petit One Out Away From a Perfect Game
Huffington Post Sports - over 3 years
The sellout crowd rose to their feet top of the eighth inning. Everyone knew that Yusmeiro Petit was six outs away from making history. After retiring the first twenty-four batters he faced, Petit made it to the ninth inning.
"It was a beautiful game, a tremendous display of pitching," Giants manager Bruce Bochy said. "He was pounding the strike zone all day, quality strikes with all his pitches. I couldn't be happier for him, he fought his way to get back up here. He's done a tremendous job. He's trying to send a message that this is where he belongs and should be pitching."
No pressure, as the crowd continued to cheer him on, while both dugouts were watching intensely as the right-hander was getting close to pitching a perfect game. Petit struck out the first batter, then forced Gerardo Parra to ground out to second baseman Marco Scutaro who threw first baseman Brandon Belt.
"I was thinking 'Someone get on base'," said Arizona Diamondbacks manager Kirk Gibson. "I put him
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