PETIT MAKES HISTORY… RHP Yusmeiro Petit retired the first eight Rockies batters yesterday to extend his streak to 46 consecutive batters retired, setting a Major League record, one better than Mark Buehrle’s streak in 2009…Petit’s streak extended over eight games against eight different teams over 38 days and he faced 42 different batters.
MORE ON YUSMEIRO’S STREAK… Petit struck out 21 batters during the streak and he went to a three-ball count only once, when facing Colorado’s Justin Morneau in the 1st inning yesterday…Petit still has another streak going, as he’s struck out 27 batters since last allowing a walk (to Ryan Howard on July 22), the longest current streak of that kind in the big leagues (Elias).
JEAN MACHI… Has surrendered just three runs in his last 22 outings (21.2ip, 1.25 ERA).
ANGEL PAGAN… Is 23-for-81 (.2684) with nine runs and three RBI in 18 games since coming off DL on Aug. 7.
SERGIO ROMO… Has held opponents scoreless in his last 13 outings since July 22 (6h, 12.0ip), recording 16 Ks.
HUNTER PENCE… Has hit safely in 10 consecutive games and joins NYM’s David Wright as the only players with four separate double digit hit streaks this season.
TRAVIS ISHIKAWA… Has driven in seven runs in his past seven games, batting .333 (5-for-15).
SANTIAGO CASILLA… Left-handed batters are 5-for-their-last-40 (.125) off him.
JEREMY AFFELDT… Last win was August 16, 2014 vs. Philadelphia.
MATT DUFFY… Has started eight games (four at 2B and four at SS).