If the 24-year-old Webb beats the Los Angeles Dodgers in the National League Division Series on Thursday night, his level of fame will surpass that of Pleasure County.
You can make the case that in terms of interest, intensity and adversity, the web is making Oracle the biggest game in park history. If he beats the Dodgers and puts the Giants back in the Atlanta Braves in the National League Championship Series, he could one day become a statue outside the ball park.
It’s not like there’s pressure or something.
“I think I like that kind of moment,” Webb said at a press conference before a giant exercise on Wednesday. “I like the crowds. I like the pressure. I’m excited to throw tomorrow, especially since I’ve found a guy there (in Buster Pussy) who’s always quiet. Until I get up a little bit. Yes, he will be the first person to tell me to bring him down.
Based on the overall body of the web’s work, and especially its last two starts, the Giants have to like the chances of a 2-2 draw with the NLDS. Back on May 7, Webb dropped six earned runs in 3 2/3 innings on the road to Colorado and his record fell to 1-3. He hasn’t lost since, finishing the regular season 11-3 with a 3.03 earnings run average.
Webb ended the regular season by beating San Diego Pedres 11-4, giving the Giants a division title against the Dodgers and even hitting a home run. He scored eight runs in seven innings. Then in Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers, Webb was even better, scoring five hits in 7 2/3 innings without a walk and 10 strikeouts.
The 6-foot-1, 220-pound and a Devil Two Seam fastball that runs with a slider and change in addition to right-handed batsmen, the web is pitching in a way that rejects its age and level of experience. Is.
“I can’t say he’s put up Game 5 in the Division Series, but he’s quite a test in other ways,” said Giants Kepler, the Giants’ manager. “I think he can rely on some of the experience he has had and certainly can rely on himself because of the success he has had so far.”
Dodgers manager Dave Roberts thought his team was impatient and chased too many pitches from the strike zone in Game 1, but acknowledged that plate management was easier than the web’s skilled set.
“He has really good stuff. The ball has a lot of action,” Roberts said. “When he’s right, he has a really good bow, and even when he’s not, the ball kind of moves a lot.”
With all the success, the behavior of the web has not changed.
“He’s a big guffaw ball that shows up on his face every day with a big, silly smile,” said outfielder Mike Esther Zemsky. “No moment changes it, no matter how big or small.”
The web undergoes change in the days when it builds a pitch, fuels three cans of energy drink Red Bull – one when it hits the field, one when it pulls and one after its warm-up. Webb called it a bad habit and said he and his brother started doing it in travel ball and warned “not to be angry with my father or mother.”
Even with all the caffeine, the web remains friendly and accessible.
“I’ve been around some very good, high quality, Hall of Fame caliber horses that are really hard to communicate with in their early days and there are some horses that everyone in the clubhouse knows about. “Just stay away from it. The day they start,” Kepler said. “But this is not the Logan web.”
Webb takes no offense at Yastrzemski’s characterization of “Goofball” and actually applies it to himself.
Webb said, “I’m always a fool.” I tried, “Don’t talk to anyone: thing. You hear about these people and I think it’s kind of stupid. I don’t.” I have to talk to people, I have to laugh, I have to smile, I have to keep it light.
Once the web is actually on the mound, it’s a different story, as its screams and fist pumps demonstrated after achieving some great results in its Game 1 masterpiece. The dog of the dog becomes the bull of the pit.