Giants laud pitchers, Bochy for achievements

Ceremony honors Petit for record run, Peavy, Hudson for 2,000 K's

Giants laud pitchers, Bochy for achievements

SAN FRANCISCO -- The Giants began Wednesday night by honoring right-handers Yusmeiro Petit, Tim Hudson and Jake Peavy and manager Bruce Bochy for the milestones they recently achieved.

Petit was recognized for retiring a Major League-record 46 consecutive batters, an accomplishment he cemented Aug. 28. He was joined in a pregame ceremony by former Giants righty Jim Barr, who set the National League mark by retiring 41 batters in a row in 1972.

Bochy was singled out for accumulating 1,600 managerial victories, a level he reached Aug. 27 as the Giants topped Colorado, 4-2. That triumph enabled Bochy to pass Tommy Lasorda for 19th place on the all-time list.

Hudson recorded his 2,000th career strikeout that same night. Peavy hit the same mark three days later as San Francisco outlasted Milwaukee, 3-1. They are among five active pitchers to amass that many. CC Sabathia, A.J. Burnett and Bartolo Colon are the others.

Each honoree stood by an arrangement of baseballs, ringing AT&T Park's pitcher's mound, that formed the number associated with his feat. A brief video presentation celebrated all four Giants.

Chris Haft is a reporter for MLB.com. Read his blog, Haft-Baked Ideas, and follow him on Twitter at @sfgiantsbeat. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.