Petit pitched a perfect inning and struck out one batter against Toronto on Tuesday to earn a save.
Petit has been nearly impossible to score upon this season, so he was rewarded with a save opportunity in a three-run game Tuesday. The right-hander responded by setting down the Blue Jays in order to close out the contest. The outing lowered Petit's ERA to 0.98 on the season to go along with a 0.87 WHIP and 12:3 K:BB across 18.1 innings. He also has four wins and three holds, and he could see more save opportunities moving forward given his success Tuesday.
Petit (4-0) earned the win in relief Sunday against the Orioles after pitching a scoreless eighth inning. He allowed one hit with no walks and no strikeouts.
Petit needed only 12 pitches (nine strikes) to deliver his ninth straight scoreless appearance, and the veteran reliever has given up just two earned runs across 17.1 innings of work. He owns an impressive 1.04 ERA.
Petit secured his third hold in a win over the Rays on Monday, firing two perfect innings during which he recorded two strikeouts.
Petit put on another dazzling display of efficiency by getting his six outs on 26 pitches, 19 of which found the strike zone. The veteran reliever coaxed his ERA down to 1.26 with Monday's outing, his sixth consecutive scoreless effort.
Petit recorded his second hold in a win over the Orioles on Friday, allowing one hit over 1.2 scoreless innings while recording two strikeouts.
The ultra-reliable veteran turned in one of his trademark multi-inning efforts, getting 15 of 21 pitches into the strike zone in an impressive display of efficiency. Petit now has five straight scoreless outings, lowering his ERA from 2.84 to 1.46 during a span in which he's also recorded his third win and a pair of holds.
Petit (3-0) was credited with the win in a victory over the Diamondbacks on Tuesday, getting the final out of the seventh inning on six pitches.
It was a quick but productive fantasy night for the veteran reliever, as Petit was in the right place at the right time for a victory. The Athletics snapped a 5-5 tie in the top half of the eighth and held on for a two-run win, making Petit the pitcher of record. The 36-year-old is already putting together one of his trademark high-volume, productive seasons, as he's now logged 6.2 innings across seven appearances and boasts a 2.70 ERA and 1.05 WHIP over that span.
Petit (2-0) earned the win while allowing one hit across a scoreless inning in Friday's 6-2 victory over the Astros.
Petit entered the ball game tasked with maintaining a 1-1 tie in the seventh inning. The 36-year-old dispatched the Astros on only eight pitches. The Athletics would take the lead in the top of the eight, setting Petit up with the win. Petit has now registered three straight scoreless outings, earning two wins in the process. The righty has already appeared in five games this year and owns a 1.66 ERA.
Petit has fired two scoreless innings over his last two appearances, allowing a hit and a walk while recording two strikeouts and his first win of the season over that span.
Petit saw action Tuesday and Wednesday against the Dodgers, and he recorded his first win of the campaign in the latter appearance by delivering a scoreless 10th inning. The right-hander has already logged 4.1 innings, second among Athletics relievers behind Lou Trivino.
Petit allowed an earned run on a solo home run and gave up an additional hit over 1.2 innings in a loss to the Astros on Sunday. He did not record any walks or strikeouts.
Petit quickly logged a pair of appearances in the season-opening four-game set against the Astros, a pace that's customary for the veteran workhorse. Petit made a combined 154 appearances from 2018-19 before recording 26 in the abbreviated 2020 season, and he appears on track to once again be a high-volume source of holds in 2021 after tallying 52 over the last three campaigns.
Petit has posted back-to-back scoreless one-inning outings after giving up five earned runs on five hits, including two home runs, across two-thirds of an inning in his spring debut March 8.
The veteran reliever's jarring first Cactus League appearance was at least mildly concerning, but Petit has subsequently shown signs of the ultra-reliable reliever he's proven to be for the last several seasons. The 36-year-old also has three strikeouts across his last pair of outings, and he's likely set for another high-volume middle-relief workload again in 2021 after posting a career-best 1.66 ERA across 26 appearances last season.
Petit signed a one-year, $2.55 million contract with the Athletics on Sunday, Ken Rosenthal of The Athletic reports.
Petit spent the past three seasons with Oakland, and he'll return to the team in 2021 on a one-year deal. The right-hander was quite effective during the abbreviated 2020 season, posting a 1.66 ERA and 1.11 WHIP over 21.2 innings across 26 relief appearances. He will likely work in a middle-relief role for the team again in 2021.
Petit (2-1) picked up the win Sunday against the Mariners, allowing no baserunners in a scoreless seventh inning. He did not record a strikeout.
Petit entered with the game tied 2-2 in the seventh and tossed a clean inning before the A's rallied for three runs in the bottom half of the frame. The right-hander was credited with his second win while also concluding the regular season with an excellent 1.66 ERA.
Petit, who fired a scoreless two-thirds of an inning during which he allowed a hit and two walks during a loss to the Astros in the second game of a doubleheader Tuesday, has a 2.16 ERA and seven holds across the 16.2 innings covering his 20 appearances.
Petit was a highly valuable middle- to-later-inning relief option for manager Bob Melvin in 2019 while making a career-high 80 appearances, and he's mostly picked up where he left off in 2020. The right-hander now has scoreless efforts in nine of his last 10 appearances, and his current 11.7 percent swinging strike rate is the second highest of his career. While the disparity between Petit's 4.84 FIP and aforementioned ERA is significant, the savvy veteran has mostly been able to navigate out of trouble thus far as evidenced by his career-best 101.2 percent strand rate.
Petit fired a scoreless inning during which he allowed one hit in a loss to the Angels on Saturday, his fifth straight scoreless appearance.
The veteran right-hander has only a pair of strikeouts in the 3.2 innings covering that span, but he's also issued just one walk and is delivering his trademark brand of effective middle relief when called upon. The current stretch began after Petit suffered his first loss of the season against the Angels on Aug. 10, a game in which he surrendered what would turn out to be a game-winning home run to Mike Trout. Petit's fantasy value is most prevalent in formats that count holds, as he now has six on the campaign after garnering a career-high 29 in 2019.
Petit (1-1) was tagged with the loss Monday against the Angels. He gave up one run on one hit with no walks or strikeouts in one inning.
Petit surrendered a solo shot to Mike Trout in the bottom of the eighth, and that would put the game away for good for the Angels. Petit, who already has four holds this season, has given up runs in three of his last five appearances but still sports a decent 3.38 ERA in 10 outings (eight innings) this year.
Petit (1-0) pitched a perfect fifth inning with one strikeout to earn the win Sunday versus the Angels.
Athletics starter Mike Fiers made it through only four innings, allowing Petit to become the pitcher of record with his fifth-inning appearance. The 35-year-old Petit is likely to remain in middle relief for much of 2020, but he could be valuable in deeper fantasy formats if he can maintain stable ratios and decent strikeout counts.
In anticipation of a heavy workload, Petit is preparing for the upcoming season in the same manner he did during his days as a starter, Martin Gallegos of MLB.com reports. "I run every day and run the stairs, working like how I used to do before starts," Petit said before Saturday's workout at the Coliseum. "I have to be ready for two or three innings, so I'm working like a starter, keeping my arm in shape by playing catch every day and long toss."
The veteran right-hander has logged 59 starts in a major-league career that dates back to 2006, and with manager Bob Melvin encouraging all his relievers to adopt a starting pitcher's mentality heading into the truncated season, Petit is drawing on his past experience. The 35-year-old is one of the most prepared of the Athletics' relievers to log a multitude of multi-inning outings while members of the rotation build their arms up considering he made an AL-high 80 appearances last season and has pitched between 83 and 93 innings during each of the last three campaigns.
Petit is a candidate to assume primary right-handed setup duties this season, John Hickey of SI.com reports.
Lou Trivino, who recorded 18 holds but also blew five save chances during a 2019 season in which he posted a 5.25 ERA, would be the preferred bridge to closer Liam Hendriks. However, a 9.00 ERA this spring across six innings didn't lend any credence to the notion Trivino's figured out his issues, so Hickey notes the Athletics could well be on the hunt for another right-handed eighth-inning option to start the 2020 campaign. Petit, who's generated a 12-6 record, 2.86 ERA and 45 holds across his first two seasons in Oakland, is one prime candidate. Petit handled an AL-high 80 appearances last season and also logged three scoreless Cactus League outings before spring training was suspended.
Petit has fired three scoreless innings across three Cactus League appearances.
The veteran long reliever enjoyed the best season of his long career in 2019, posting a 5-3 record, 29 holds, a 2.71 ERA and a sparkling 0.81 WHIP across 83 innings over 80 appearances. Petit projects for another heavy workload out of the bullpen in 2020, making him a strong consideration in formats that take holds into account.
Petit's club option for 2020 was exercised by the Athletics on Thursday.
Petit led the American League with 80 appearances last season, and he recorded a career-best 2.71 ERA with a 71:10 K:BB over 83 innings.
Petit, who fired 1.2 perfect innings during which he recorded two strikeouts in a loss to the Royals on Monday, has allowed just one earned run across the 4.2 innings he's logged over four appearances since returning from a brief personal leave.
Petit spent a few days away from the team after the death of his father, but he hasn't missed a beat since his return. The right-hander has a pair of strikeouts apiece in each of his four outings since returning and sports career bests in holds (28), ERA (2.77) and WHIP (0.81) over 78 innings in 2019.
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|05/04||vs TOR||W 4-1||1||1.0||0||0||0||1|
|05/02||vs BAL||W 7-5||1||1.0||1||0||0||0|
|04/30||vs BAL||L 2-3||1.0||2||0||0||1|
|04/29||@ TB||W 3-2||1.0||0||0||1||1|
|04/26||@ TB||W 2-1||2.0||0||0||0||2|
|04/23||@ BAL||W 3-1||1.2||1||0||0||2|
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