The SF Giants got some surprising production at the plate from their starting pitcher in what became the highlight of the week.
SF Giants Highlight: Logan Webb’s Two-Run Triple
Before today’s game, I thought I was being clever on Twitter, but it quickly became a take that came back to bite me. The Giants have received no offense from their pitching as they have combined to slash .000/.000/.000 in 29 plate appearances before Logan Webb’s first at-bat of the game on Sunday.
Of course, the law of averages would come into play at some point and a baseball hit by a Giants pitcher would eventually find some grass for a hit. Webb picked the perfect time for this to happen:
Webb gave the Giants the 3-0 lead with his two-run triple. Curt Casali was doing the catching, so one run should have been more than enough given the hot streak he was riding behind the dish. However, all good things come to an end as Jesús Aguilar stepped to the plate and swatted a two-run home run to score the first two Marlins runs of the game.
The Marlins closed the gap again in the ninth inning by scratching another run across the plate, but the Giants held on for a 4-3 victory against the Marlins. They nabbed three wins in this four-game series.
However, today’s victory may not have been possible without Webb’s contributions on the mound and at the plate. The 24-year-old became the fourth Giants pitcher to hit a triple at Oracle Park since it opened in 2000. Jesse Foppert, Jonathan Sánchez, and Tim Lincecum were the other pitchers.
Sánchez’s triple is one tough highlight to top as it came in the final game of the 2010 season against the San Diego Padres to secure the win, clinch the division, and position the Giants into the playoffs to begin their championship run.
Nevertheless, Webb helped secure the win for the Giants with his arm and his bat. That is a good way to spend a Sunday.