Logan Webb in search of consistency as Giants face Rockies

Right-hander Logan Webb hopes to end the first half of the season in a different way than he started san francisco giants hand him the ball for the final of a three-match series against the visiting colorado rockies sunday afternoon

The teams split the first two games of the set. Giants tied with a 5-3 win on Saturday after of rocks started with a 5-2 win

ace of Giantsstaff, Webb (7-7, 3.38 ERA) has had an ups and downs first half, illustrating a team that finds itself in third place in the National League West.

The 26-year-old was defeated 5–0 by the New York Yankees on Opening Day, starting a streak of four consecutive losses at the start of the season.

Giants As the All-Star break approaches, Webb has lost each of his last two starts. Webb took the loss against the Toronto Blue Jays on June 28, striking out 11 in 6 2/3 innings and earned a no decision on Monday against the Seattle Mariners – a game San Francisco lost 6–5.

Amidst six combined team losses, five of which were losses in his account, Webb went 7–2 with a 2.64 ERA in 12 starts, prompting excitement. Giants Manager Gabe Kapler suggested he could be an All-Star candidate.

Webb has gone 6-2 with a 3.97 ERA in 12 lifetime appearances (11 starts). of rocks, i couldn’t make up their mind GiantsWon 5-4 at Colorado last month, allowing four runs in 5 1/3 innings

Webb likely won’t feel comfortable keeping defensive specialist Brandon Crawford behind him at shortstop. With the veteran out of Saturday’s game due to a left hamstring strain, and with the All-Star break a day away, Kapler said it would take unusual circumstances for him to appear Sunday.

Kapler said, “I don’t plan on keeping him in the lineup.” “Hopefully we’ll have him available off the bench to pinch-hit in the big spot. Maybe he’ll play some defense for us.

“He could have stayed there (Saturday), but it was not the right decision for this group. It would not have been really smart.”

In the series finale, Giants hitters will find their grip of rocks Left-hander Kyle Freeland (4-9, 4.93), who was winless in his last nine starts, went 0-5 with a 6.95 ERA. He is coming off a 4-1 loss at Houston on Tuesday in which he gave up all four runs in 6 1/3 innings.

Will make 21st start of his career against 30-year-old Giantswent 7–5 with a 4.10 ERA in the first 20 starts. They didn’t suffer the sweep of San Francisco of rocks in june

Freeland is projected to have an advantage over Webb — his star shortstop, Ezequiel Tovar, will almost certainly be in the lineup for the third day in a row.

The 21-year-old contributed a three-run home run in the tiebreaker in Friday’s win.

“He’s going to be a star, isn’t he?” said Friday’s winning pitcher, Austin Gomber. “I think everyone (… of rocks Clubhouse) recognizes it, and just to watch him make those adjustments – he’s so confident in himself at that age.

“I mean, it’s special, man. You recognize, when you’ve been in the game long enough, which guys are a little different. And we’re lucky he’s one of us.”

–Field Level Media

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