Ace Logan Webb and the San Francisco Giants get a chance to show the tables on the Atlanta Braves when the golf equipment make a fast turnaround from a sequence final week in a three-game set that begins Friday night time in California.
Atlanta took two of three at residence from San Francisco final Friday by Sunday, profitable the primary two video games earlier than the Giants escaped city with a 4-3 win within the finale.
Webb (9-9, 3.36 ERA) pitched the center sport of the sequence, a contest the Giants led 5-4 when he was pulled after six innings. Eddie Rosario’s two-run residence run off Tyler Rogers within the eighth flipped the end result in Atlanta’s favor.
Webb did not get a choice, leaving him unbeaten (1-0) in 4 August begins. He’d allowed simply 4 earned runs over 21 1/3 innings within the three video games earlier than working into the highly effective Braves.
Ronald Acuna Jr. had a house run off the right-hander within the win, whereas Rosario preceded his game-winning blast with three straight hits, together with a double, off Webb.
The 26-year-old has by no means misplaced to the Braves in his profession, going 2-0 with a 2.18 ERA in 5 begins.
To kick off a six-game homestand, Webb might be pitching a sequence opener for the primary time since beating the Los Angeles Angels 8-3 on Aug. 7. Since then, the Giants have dropped sequence openers to the Texas Rangers, Tampa Bay Rays, Braves and Philadelphia Phillies as a part of a stretch by which they’ve gone 4-10.
One factor that might be totally different concerning the Giants staff the Braves will see this week is the addition of Paul DeJong at shortstop. The veteran was picked up by San Francisco after he’d been launched by the Toronto Blue Jays on Monday.
DeJong helped the Giants keep away from a three-game sweep in Philadelphia in his staff debut Wednesday with three hits and 4 RBIs, a day capped by a two-run, go-ahead single within the tenth inning of an 8-6 win.
DeJong had gone 3-for-44 for the Blue Jays.
“It simply feels proper,” he stated of touchdown with the Giants. “It was virtually a reset for me even becoming a member of this staff. That is how I felt going into (Wednesday’s sport). For me to have a clear slate was actually nice for my psychological strategy.”
There will be nothing unfamiliar concerning the pitcher the Giants will see within the sequence opener. Proper-hander Spencer Strider (14-4, 3.57) restricted San Francisco to at least one hit in seven shutout innings when the Braves opened final week’s sequence with a 4-0 win.
Strider hasn’t allowed a run in both of his final two begins spanning 14 innings, throughout which he is struck out 16 and served up simply 4 hits.
Marcell Ozuna, who had three hits within the sport Webb pitched in Atlanta final week, went 8-for-11 in three outings in opposition to the Mets with 4 residence runs and 7 RBIs.
“Each night time, you simply assume one thing even higher goes to occur,” Braves supervisor Brian Snitker gushed of Ozuna. “He seems like the actual Marcell Ozuna. Boy, the ball is admittedly leaping off his bat.”
—Discipline Degree Media