• by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit allows four runs in losing effort

    Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit allowed four runs on seven hits in six innings of work in San Francisco's 5-3 loss to the Rockies on Saturday. Petit didn't have any issues until the fourth, when he allowed three consecutive batters to reach base safely, including an RBI double by Brandon Barnes. Then, he forced a groundout by Daniel Descalso, but that also brought home a run. In the sixth, Petit surrendered a two-run homer to Descalso. Petit, now 1-1, moved his ERA to 3.86 in 28 innings of work.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Giants' Yusmeiro Petit likely to start second game of doubleheader

    Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit will start the second game of a doubleheader Saturday against Colorado, unless he is needed out of the bullpen on Friday, reports the San Francisco Chronicle. Petit made 12 starts last season. He owns a 3.27 ERA through his first 22 innings of relief this season.

  • by Sean d'Oliveira | CBSSports.com

    Giants' Yusmeiro Petit earns first save of season Friday

    Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit tossed the final three innings of Friday's 6-0 win over the Marlins to earn his first save of the season. It was not a traditional save opportunity, but Petit did not allow a hit over the three innings while striking out two and walking one.

  • by Brandon Wise | Staff Writer

    Giants to go with Ryan Vogelsong or Yusmeiro Petit Thursday

    Giants manager Bruce Bochy remains on the fence about naming his starting pitcher for Thursday, according to CSN Bay Area. Bochy wants to see how Tuesday and Wednesday play out before naming his starter, but is expected to choose either Ryan Vogelsong or Yusmeiro Petit for the job. Jake Peavy was the scheduled starter, but has since been placed on the 15-day DL with a back strain. Vogelsong has made one start this season with a 10.45 ERA in three appearances. Petit has made five appearances this season with a 4.91 ERA in 7 1/3 innings.

  • by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

    Giants' Bochy won't move starters up after Peavy sent to DL

    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Sunday that he will insert either Ryan Vogelsong or Yusmeiro Petit into the rotation against the Dodgers Thursday rather than alter his other starters' schedules after Jake Peavy was placed on the disabled list, the San Francisco Chronicle reports. The Giants have an off-day Monday, and the team's regular rotation will receive extra rest rather than bump up in order to cover for Peavy's absence. That will leave Chris Heston and Tim Hudson to face the Rockies in Colorado Friday and Saturday, respectively.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Giants P Yusmeiro Petit gives up 2 runs in loss to Padres

    Giants pitcher Yusmeiro Petit gave up two earned runs during Sunday afternoon's 6-4 loss to the Padres. Petit went 2 2/3 innings and allowed four hits and one strikeout. Petit gave up a two-run home run to Will Venable in the seventh inning. Petit's ERA is now at 4.15 through the first week of the season.

  • by Jason Butt | CBSSports.com

    Giants' Jake Peavy to start Wednesday for Giants

    Following Madison Bumgarner's exhibition start on Tuesday, the Giants will go with Jake Peavy to start Wednesday's Cactus League game against the Athletics, manager Bruce Bochy announced via MLB.com. Ryan Vogelsong will pitch Thursday against the Cubs and Yusmeiro Petit will go Friday against the Rangers.

  • by Michael Hurcomb | Fantasy Writer

    Bochy: Lincecum will be fifth starter; Vogelsong, Petit to bullpen

    Giants manager Bruce Bochy said Tim Lincecum will be the team's fifth starter. He added Ryan Vogelsong and Yusmeiro Petit will pitch out of the bullpen, but could make an occasional start to give a starting pitcher a break. Lincecum went 12-9 with a 4.74 ERA in 33 appearances (26 starts) in 2014. He was 2-0 with a 5.73 ERA and one save in seven relief appearances. Lincecum said he spent the offseason working with his father fine tuning his mechanics. He said he had about 50 throwing sessions with his father this winter. "I feel more confidence in myself. I feel I deserve the reward you can find from doing the right kind of work," Lincecum said, per the San Francisco Chronicle.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Giants, Yusmeiro Petit avoid arbitrtion

    The Giants have avoided arbitration with reliever Yusmeiro Petit, reports CBSSports.com Baseball Insider Jon Heyman on Friday. Both sides have agreed to a $2.1 million for 2015. Petit went 5-5 with a 3.69 ERA, a 1.02 WHIP and 133:22 K:BB ratio over 117 innings.

  • by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

    Giants tender contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players

    The Giants have tendered contracts to all six arbitration-eligible players, per the team's official website on Tuesday. Those players include: Brandon Belt, Brandon Crawford, Gregor Blanco, Hector Sanchez, Travis Ishikawa and Yusmeiro Petit.