The San Francisco Giants were able to get on the board first against the Washington Nationals on Tuesday night, holding on for a 4-1 victory to raise their season record to 16-19.
The Los Angeles Dodgers are still in first place, five games ahead of the fourth-place San Francisco Giants in the National League West division.
Logan Webb, the staff ace, had a solid outing on the mound against the hapless Nationals.
Casey Schmitt’s first career home run gave infielder Webb the momentum he needed to dominate the Nationals for seven innings. Webb scattered nine hits, gave up just one run and a walk, struck out seven hitters, and earned his third victory of the year.
The Giants tweeted a graphic to highlight Webb’s outstanding performance.
Gotta give Logan some love
SFGiants (@SFGiants) May 10, 2023
When Dominic Smith singled to score Joey Meneses in the top of the sixth, Webb gave up just one run.
Aside from that point, Webb controlled the Nationals and gave a genuinely outstanding performance.
With his seven quality innings, the rookie right-hander brought his season ERA down to 3.46.
With 32 starts and 15 victories, Webb had a successful season in 2022. His ERA was 2.90.
And on Tuesday against the struggling Nationals, the right-hander came out firing on all cylinders, delivering a much-needed victory and serving as the game’s stopper.
With nine hits, Webb undoubtedly encountered some traffic on the bases, but he was able to navigate around it to assist the Giants in returning to the win column.
Webb displayed ace-like skills against the Nationals, solidifying his position as the Giants’ staff’s ace.