Quick Hits for September 7, 2013

TONIGHT’S GAME… The San Francisco Giants host the Arizona Diamondbacks tonight in the third game of this four game series and seven game homestand that also features the Colorado Rockies from Monday-Wednesday… RHP Brandon McCarthy (3-9, 4.94) is scheduled to face  RHP Matt Cain (8-8, 4.43) in tonight’s matchup.

yusmerio petit, september 6, 2013, sf giants, photo, almost a perfect game, 1 hitter, complete game

PETIT’S PERFORMANCE…RHP Yusmeiro Petit became the 12th player to lose a perfect game with two outs in the 9th inning and the second pitcher this season, joining Texas’ Yu Darvish, who lost his perfecto on April 2 at Houston when he allowed a single to Marwin Gonzalez.

Click HERE for today’s complete game notes.

yusmerio petit, september 6, 2013, sf giants, photo, almost a perfect game, 1 hitter, complete game

MORE PETIT…Petit did record his first career complete game and first career shutout…he also matched his career high for wins in a season with his third last night.

yusmerio petit, september 6, 2013, sf giants, photo, almost a perfect game, 1 hitter, complete game

FROM ELIAS…Petit entered last night’s game with just 39 career starts…3 pitchers had
40 or fewer starts at the time of a perfect game: Charlie Robertson in 1922 Lee Richmond in 1880 and Philip Humber in 2012.

sf giants, photo, 2013

DID YOU KNOW?…Giants first base coach Roberto Kelly broke up a perfect game with two outs in the 9th inning…Blue Jays pitcher Dave Stieb was perfect through 8.2 innings before Kelly lined a 2-0 pitch for a double to left field, breaking Stieb’s chance for perfection.

yusmerio petit, september 6, 2013, sf giants, photo, almost a perfect game, 1 hitter, complete game

HUNTER IS HOT…OF Hunter Pence led the Giants’ offense last night by going 3-for-3
with 3 runs scored, a double and a home run… Pence’s .341 avg. since the All-Star break ranks as the seventh-highest figure in the NL.

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PROBABLES AND BROADCAST SCHEDULE FOR TONIGHT AND TOMORROW (ALL GAME TIMES PDT):

  • Saturday, Sept. 7 vs. Arizona (6:05): RHP Brandon McCarthy (3-9, 4.94) vs. RHP Matt Cain (8-8, 4.43) – CSN-BA
  • Sunday, Sept. 8 vs. Arizona (1:05): LHP Wade Miley (9-10, 3.78) vs. LHP Madison Bumgarner (11-9, 2.91) – CSN-BA 

note: all games broadcast on KNBR radio (English)/81 home games and two road contests broadcast on KTRB 860 ESPN Deportes (Spanish)

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