Saturday, September 7, 2013

Giants pitcher loses Perfect Game in 9th with 2 outs and 2 Strikes remaining

We watched Yusmeiro Petit come a strike away from delivering a rare Perfect Game. Former A's star Eric Chavez looped a single to Hunter Pence who barely missed the catch. Maybe Pence could have done more, but he did score the 3 runs to win this game.

Petit was an inch away. He almost had this perfect game. The Umpire could have called a game ending strikeout. But he didn't make the call. It was up to Pence to make the incredible catch. He didn't. 

Instead of witnessing a perfect game or a no-hitter, we have to settle for a 1-hit shutout. It is like the Texas Rangers coming an inch away from winning their first World Series. It is like watching Armando lose his Perfect Game to a terrible missed-call at first base to end both the perfect game and no-hitter. 

Good things come from this almost Perfect Game. Petit reached the 9th inning on 82 pitches. He gave up nothing, and so did his team. The team played perfect and deserved this rare history.

It is so rare to watch a Perfect Game; however, Matt Cain managed to accomplish this last June. Jonathan Sanchez missed a perfect game in the 8th inning with 2 outs remaining and ended up with a no-hitter. Tim Lincecum pitched a no-hitter after the All-Star break this season. 

As for Petit, he lost both his Perfect Game and no-hitter in one swing of the bat. The dream ended for this one moment, but this game will be remembered for the perfect games lost in the 9th inning with two outs remaining. Check out the link below to view perfect games lost in the 9th inning with 2 outs. 

Congratulations to Yusmeiro Petit for pitching a brilliant game! We almost had history last night. Keep pitching lights out and your contribution will lead the San Francisco Giants to a possible World Series in the future. 

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