SF Giants ace gets brutally honest about 'embarrassment' against Dodgers

Logan Webb talked about his past struggles against the Dodgers.
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The SF Giants were able to salvage the final game of their series against the Los Angeles Dodgers. Logan Webb pitched great and was honest about the embarrassment he and the team felt after losing 5 straight against the Dodgers.

SF Giants ace gets brutally honest about 'embarrassment' against Dodgers

The Giants beat the Dodgers 4-1 on Wednesday, as their ace Logan Webb pitched great. He pitched 6 shutout innings with 5 strikeouts, 3 walks, and 3 hits allowed. It was the exact kind of game the Giants needed from Webb especially since he has struggled against the Dodgers at times.

Not only has he struggled against the Dodgers, but the Giants as a team had yet to defeat the Dodgers this season prior to Wednesday's game. They lost their first five contests against the Dodgers to begin this season which Webb said was somewhat embarrassing for the team.

The Giants made several moves this offseason to try to better compete against a Dodgers team that is riddled with star players. Thus far, many of those acquisitions have not lived up to expectations while the Dodgers are playing as expected.

It is understandable why Webb and the Giants would be embarrassed about their play aginst the Dodgers. They are a hated rival and they are probably the best team in baseball. Each time the Giants play them it is an opportunity to show that they belong amongst the best teams in baseball. The fact that they are 1-5 against them thus far is less than ideal.

However, the team has played them tough and had a realistic chance at winning three if those 5 losses. An optimist would look at that and believe that later in the year when the Giants are healthier and have found more of a groove, they will be able to beat the Dodgers.

Webb's great game should give the team hope. He went out and had an ace-like performance when they needed it most. They are going to need more performances like that from all of their players if they want to start playing winning baseball.