YUSMEIRO PETIT NEWS

The Nationals bullpen surprisingly leads the NL

KANSAS CITY — Think back to spring training, when the Nationals bullpen was an unknown with many new faces and several possibilities. Yet, here we are, 25 games into the season, and those spring days of bullpen question marks feels distant. The Nationals bullpen of Jonathan Papelbon, Shawn Kelley, Oliver Perez, Felipe Rivero, Yusmeiro Petit, […]
Via Nationals Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

The Eight Craziest Things From Sunday’s Game

Dusty Baker, Chris Speier, and Davey Lopes, baseball lifers with a combined age of 201, called the Nationals’ 6-5, 16-inning win over the Twins the craziest game they’d ever seen.But just how crazy was it? To get a full appreciation for the chaos tornado that was Sunday’s win, let’s relive the eight wildest things about it.8. Strasburg Cruises, Gets CrushedAfter seven innings...
Via The Nats Blog
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Series Review: Nats split four game series with Marlins

WASHINGTON NATIONALS SERIES REVIEW: Split four game series with Miami. Share your opinions in our DC Pro Sports Report Facebook Group OPPONENT: Miami Marlins SERIES RECORD: 2-2 RECORD VERSUS MARLINS:  3-3 NATS OVERALL RECORD: 11-4 DIVISION PLACE: First RUNS SCORED: 12 RUNS YIELDED: 14 WINNING PITCHER: Stephen Strasburg (3-0) and Yusmeiro Petit (1-0 LOSING PITCHER: Tanner Roark ...
Via DC Pro Sports Report
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Heroes And Zeroes: Nationals 3, Marlins 1

Miami continues to struggle early in the still-young season, losing it's ninth game of 13. Heroes Yusmeiro Petit (WAS) +14.0% Petit came on early in long relief and pitched the third through the sixth inning for the Nationals. He faced just one Marlin over the minimum, allowing just two hits (including Derek Dietrich's solo home run) and no walks. He struck out three batters...
Via Fish Stripes
13 days ago

4 relievers combine to go 7 innings as Nats beat Marlins 3-1

MIAMI (AP) The first call to the Washington Nationals bullpen came in the first inning, and their relievers remained in emergency mode until Jonathan Papelbon struck out Giancarlo Stanton for the final out. Four relievers combined to pitch seven innings after starter Joe Ross departed because of a blister, and Washington beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 on Wednesday. Yusmeiro Petit ...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Bullpen Carries Nats After Joe Ross Leaves Early

MIAMI — Bryce Harper doubled in a run and Yusmeiro Petit pitched four innings of relief to help the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday. Petit (1-0) allowed one run after starter Joe Ross departed in the third inning because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand. Harper, who began the night leading the majors with 20 RBIs, hit a two-out double...
Via CBS DC
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Wei-Yin Chen turns in quality start but Marlins loss to Nationals

MIAMI (AP) -- Bryce Harper doubled in a run and Yusmeiro Petit pitched four innings of relief to help the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday.Petit (1-0) allowed one run after starter Joe Ross departed in the third inning because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand.Harper, who began the night leading the majors with 20 RBIs, hit a two-out...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Harper, Petit help Nationals beat Marlins 3-1

MIAMI (AP) Bryce Harper doubled in a run and Yusmeiro Petit pitched four innings of relief to help the Washington Nationals beat the Miami Marlins 3-1 Wednesday. Petit (1-0) allowed one run after starter Joe Ross departed in the third inning because of a blister on the middle finger of his pitching hand. Harper, who began the night leading the majors with 20 RBIs, hit a two-out...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals’ starter Joe Ross exits against Marlins with blister

According to a report from team reporter Dan Kolko, Washington Nationals’ starting pitcher Joe Ross was removed from Wednesday evening’s game against the Miami Marlins due to a blister.  With the blister forming on his right middle finger, Ross made his exit after the conclusion of the second inning with the Nationals leading 2-0. The right-hander was replaced by reliever and...
Via Today's Knuckleball
14 days ago

Joe Ross leaves Marlins game early with blister after strong start

MIAMI — As Joe Ross stepped to bat in the top of the third inning, right-hander Yusmeiro Petit — the Nationals’ long reliever — began warming up in the bullpen. Ross had worked his way through the Marlins’ lineup successfully, allowing one hit, no runs, a walk and hit batter to his first eight hitters. He […]
Via Nationals Journal
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals RHP Ross leaves game with blister on middle finger

MIAMI (AP) Washington Nationals right-hander Joe Ross has left his team's game against Miami in the third inning with a blister on his right middle finger. Ross walked in the third and scored on a double by Bryce Harper. Leading 2-0, Ross was replaced in the bottom of the inning by Yusmeiro Petit. Ross has allowed only one run in 16 2/3 innings in three starts this season.
Via AP on Fox
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves-Nationals Preview

An illness delayed Stephen Strasburg's attempt to open a season with two straight winning starts for the first time since he was a rookie six years ago. That chance could be pushed back again. With Strasburg's status still unknown, the Washington Nationals attempt to tie a franchise record by continuing their dominance of the winless Atlanta Braves on Thursday. Strasburg was scheduled...
Via Fox Sports
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Nationals Season Preview: The Bullpen

WASHINGTON — Drew Storen is gone, and so are a handful of other mainstays in the bullpen, but Jonathan Papelbon remains. He’s joined by many new faces, and a new pitching coach. Jonathan Papelbon, RHP The closer. Papelbon will have to deal with fans still angry over his choking of Harper last September. At age 35, how much does he have left? Papelbon saved 24 games last year...
Via CBS DC
April 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 300 Moments that Shaped Major League Baseball: 250-241

250. Oakland A’s institute “moneyball” system As the New York Yankees were dominating the sport at the turn of the new millennium, it was clear the field in baseball was tilted dramatically towards big market teams.  Small market teams like the Pittsburgh Pirates, A’s and Kansas City Royals seemingly didn’t have any chance to compete as large market teams scooped up...
Via Baseball Hot Corner
March 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Yusmeiro Petit stretches out for ‘utility pitcher’ role

KISSIMMEE, Fla. — Right-handed reliever Yusmeiro Petit is scheduled to throw three innings or 50 pitches Tuesday against the Astros. That is a starter’s workload, and although Petit wasn’t signed to be a starter, he has been in the past and may be asked to do so again if circumstances warrant. He is training for […]
Via Nationals Journal
March 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Nationals have plenty of options, depth in bullpen

VIERA, Fla. (AP) The Washington Nationals retooled their bullpen after last year's flop. Former closer Drew Storen was traded to Toronto, and Washington jettisoned Casey Janssen, Matt Thornton and Craig Stammen. General manager Mike Rizzo acquired hard-throwing young right-hander Trevor Gott from the Los Angeles Angeles and signed Shawn Kelley, Yusmeiro Petit and Oliver Perez...
Via AP on Fox
February 29, 2016  |  Discuss

An Attempt to Quantify Pitcher Deception

Deception seems impossible to quantify. How are you going to put a number on something like the Invisiball thrown by Yusmeiro Petit? The ball is there, and then it isn’t, and then it’s back! Put that in your number machine, nerd boy. Except, hidden in that description of the Invisiball is a possible guide. The release point. The release point is a huge moment for the hitter...
Via Fangraphs
February 17, 2016  |  Discuss

The Hardest Pitches in Baseball to Lay Off

One of the great virtues of baseball is its abundance of individual, miniature virtues, which are appreciated to varying extents by some, and perhaps go unnoticed by others. Maybe one of the small things you enjoy looking for is what a player does with his batting gloves upon reaching first base. Is he a back-pocket kinda guy? Give them to the first base coach? Hold ’em in one...
Via Fangraphs
February 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Yusmeiro Petit explains why he picked the Nationals in free agency

After four seasons with the San Francisco Giants, right-hander Yusmeiro Petit will be calling Washington D.C., home next season, a decision he explains via the Washington Post.Despite four successful seasons as a spot starter and long reliever with the Giants, Petit was non-tendered by San Francisco this off-season and made a free agent. After he received interest from a variety...
Via Fox Sports
December 21, 2015  |  Discuss

RHP Petit, Nats complete $3M, 1-year deal with club option

WASHINGTON (AP) Right-hander Yusmeiro Petit has completed a $3 million, one-year contract with the Washington Nationals. The deal pays Petit $2.5 million in 2016 and includes a club option of $3 million in 2017, with a $500,000 buyout. That option would become guaranteed if Petit were to pitch at least 80 innings in 2016 - a total he has surpassed twice in eight major league seasons...
Via AP on Fox
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals reach deal with free-agent right-hander Petit

WASHINGTON -- Free agent pitcher Yusmeiro Petit has agreed to a contract with the Washington Nationals, pending a physical exam.Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Saturday the team has a deal in place with Petit, a right-hander who was not tendered a 2016 contract offer by the San Francisco Giants by the deadline earlier this month.The 31-year-old Petit went 1-1 with a 3.67...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Nationals agree to deal with RHP Petit, pending physical

WASHINGTON (AP) Free agent pitcher Yusmeiro Petit has agreed to a contract with the Washington Nationals, pending a physical exam. Nationals general manager Mike Rizzo said Saturday the team has a deal in place with Petit, a right-hander who was not tendered a 2016 contract offer by the San Francisco Giants by the deadline earlier this month. The 31-year-old Petit went 1-1 with...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants’ GM Bobby Evans on the Value of Flexibility

Earlier this offseason, the Giants decided to let two veterans go who’ve been valued parts of the team. Both Nori Aoki and Yusmeiro Petit were on reasonable contracts, too. But, as general Bobby Evans explained at the Winter Meetings Monday night, keeping them on the roster may have impeded the team in their efforts to improve. Timing is important. Petit is projected to produce...
Via Fangraphs
December 08, 2015  |  Discuss

The best of the non-tendered players

Last night was the deadline for teams to tender contracts to their arbitration eligible players. Those that were not tendered contracts have now become free agents. I think a lot of people assume that if a player was non-tendered it means he isn’t good. That’s not always the case though. Sometimes a player just doesn’t fit with their former team. Sometimes they’re going to...
Via The Outside Corner
December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Giants part ways with Yusmeiro Petit, Hector Sanchez

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) Pitcher Yusmeiro Petit, whose brilliant postseason in 2014 helped the Giants capture their third World Series in five years, was not offered a 2016 contract by San Francisco and became a free agent. Catcher Hector Sanchez also was not offered a deal before Wednesday night's deadline. Petit set a major league record during 2014 by retiring 46 consecutive batters...
Via AP on Fox
December 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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