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5 Things To Know About Yusmeiro Petit And His MLB Record

San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit set an MLB record Thursday night after retiring his 46th consecutive batter.

San Francisco Giants relief pitcher Yusmeiro Petit





San Francisco Giants starting pitcher Yusmeiro Petit set an MLB record Thursday night after retiring his 46th consecutive batter.

Petit retired eight Colorado Rockies batters in a row, culminating with a strikeout of Charlie Culberson in the third inning, which pushed him ahead of Mark Buehrle for the most consecutive batters retired in Major League Baseball history.

Petit’s feat is remarkable. Here are five things to know about the record-setting streak:

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