Giants Sightings: Logan Webb tops Padres in 2-1 win

SAN FRANCISCO — A day after fireworks, coaching arguments and talk of “unwritten rules,” the Giants and San Diego Padres played a game much better suited to this rivalry. The final score was 2-1.

The Giants emerged victorious, riding Logan Webb’s dominance to a series win and a 4-2 homestand. Webb pitched a career-high eight innings, surpassing his previous record, a gem of 7 2/3 innings in Game 1 of the NLDS last October.

After Tuesday’s weirdness, teams returned to baseball, and for the Giants, that meant a very familiar feeling. They have now won 15 straight regular season games when Webb is the starting pitcher.

The only real drama in this one came in the ninth, when Camilo Doval walked Eric Hosmer and then drilled Jurickson Profar to load the bases. Doval struck out Matt Beaty, ending a match that lasted just two hours and 11 minutes.

Same old Webb

The Padres got a run in the first inning, but it was all against Webb, who became the first MLB pitcher this season to go eight innings. Webb did it on just 96 pitches, but he still relies on a pitch count, so he didn’t have a chance to chase what would have been his first full game.

Webb improved as he went, finishing with just four hits allowed and no walks. He struck out seven, continuing a theme for Giants starters this season. In two starts on this field, Webb allowed only two won bases in 14 innings, striking out 10 and walking only one.

The Giants won both games and Webb extended his streak of 24 straight starts at Oracle Park undefeated. Webb set the franchise record on opening day.

Evening of the best prospects

Heliot Ramos and Bart are close friends, and when Ramos arrived over the weekend, he found his locker right next to Bart’s. They were together for the first time in a major league roster on Wednesday, and Gabe Kapler wasn’t shy. Ramos hit the cleanup spot on his second career start and Bart hit sixth as the designated hitter.

Ramos was instrumental in giving the Giants the lead. After a dominant first run from Sean Manaea, Ramos started the second with a walk. Mauricio Dubon singled and Williams doubled to put the Giants ahead.

Ramos fell short on his next at-bat, then kicked a double play with two in the sixth. Bart was knocked out in all three of his plate appearances.

Luke was their father

Williams made his second start at third base and had an immediate impact. His left liner led a pair and gave Webb all the support he needed, and Williams showed his defensive instincts by helping Webb with damage control in the first.

With a runner on third and one out, Luke Voit hit a straight pitch to Williams. Kapler plays first base during batting practice every day and said one thing that stands out about Williams is the accuracy of his shots, and that was clear on a perfect hit at home plate.

Jake Cronenworth didn’t shoot and the Padres won’t score again.

Download and follow the Giants Talk podcast

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.