The San Francisco Giants offense had to battle with likely Cy Young award winner Blake Snell for six innings on Monday.
They lost that battle, since they couldn’t score any runs over the six innings he was on the mound.
San Francisco was able to win the war, though.
The Padres offense was also unable to inflict any damage because the Giants had an equally impressive ace on the mound trading zeroes with Snell.
It was Logan Webb, who tossed a complete game with just one run allowed and paved the way for the Giants’ 2-1 victory over the Friars.
“Logan Webb hurls a complete game to keep the Giants in the Wild Card race: 9.0 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 110 P,” Talkin’ Baseball tweeted.
Logan Webb hurls a complete game to keep the Giants in the Wild Card race:
9.0 IP, 9 H, 1 ER, 0 BB, 7 K, 110 P pic.twitter.com/bfJALcj0D1
— Talkin’ Baseball (@TalkinBaseball_) September 26, 2023
It was a masterpiece by Webb, who would be a top Cy Young candidate if it wasn’t for the fact Snell has a 2.25 ERA.
The Giants right-hander trimmed his season ERA to 3.25 with the effort, in 216 innings pitched.
He has been the ace the Giants want and need.
Their chances of making the playoffs, even with the victory, are slim at best, though.
The Giants are 4.5 games behind the last Wild Card spot in the National League, held by the Chicago Cubs.
Still, it has been a positive season in the Bay Area.
The organization does need to find some more offense in the offseason, but the pitching is in good shape in large part thanks to Webb.
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