"It's hard to take him out how he's throwing the ball right now," Bochy said of Petit, who had one of his season's best starts Thursday.
Petit recorded the win and struck out nine while allowing just one earned run on four hits in six innings in the Giants' 4-1 victory against the Rockies. He also set a Major League record with 46 consecutive retired batters before a Jordan Lyles double snapped the streak.
He is 2-2 with a 5.54 ERA in seven starts this season and is 2-1 with a 1.84 ERA in 49 innings out of the bullpen.
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