Sooo Close: Pitcher Just Shy of Perfect Game
Yusmeiro Petit gives up single (barely) in 9th with 2 outs
By Newser Editors, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 7, 2013 5:46 AM CDT
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(Newser) – San Francisco's Yusmeiro Petit came about a foot short of pitching just the 24th perfect game in Major League Baseball history last night. With two outs in the bottom of the ninth, Arizona pinch-hitter Eric Chavez hit a single that right-fielder Hunter Pence just missed, reports the Huffington Post, which has a GIF. "Felt like the dream where you just can't run fast enough," Pence tweeted later. You can see more complete video at

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Sep 7, 2013 1:22 PM CDT
No big deal...there's been more than 20 no-hitters including a pitcher who was tripping on LSD when he threw one. I wonder if the guy even speaks English.
Sep 7, 2013 7:42 AM CDT
I don't know whether to feel more sorry for the pitcher or the outfielder. I mean who wants the guilt of costing someone a perfect game?
Sep 7, 2013 6:16 AM CDT
I spent 5 minutes mesmerized watching that gif. I demand to know the one responsible for this! "Newser Editors" isn't good enough. Put a name on it Kate.