Making sense of Webb’s rapid ascent ahead of Giants vs. Dodgers Game 5
Considering the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers were separated by one game over a six-month season, it’s not surprising that a playoff series between them is coming down to a winner-take-all Game 5.
What’s a little more surprising is the man taking the hill for the home team, a former fourth-rounder who came into 2021 with a career ERA of 5.36, and posted the 77th best K/BB ratio of the 81 pitchers who tossed 50-plus innings last season.
For those who haven’t been watching the NL West closely all year, Logan Webb might seem like an unlikely hero. In fact, the Jesse Plemons lookalike has been dealing all season, posting a 4.1 WAR that matches Lance Lynn and José Berríos.
When he dismantled the Dodgers in Game 1 …
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