Logan Webb’s capacity to cowl for a teammate’s error in a key sixth-inning jam has San Francisco in place for yet one more collection win.
Webb threw seven robust innings to win his seventh consecutive resolution, Tommy La Stella and Mike Yastrzemski every homered and drove in two runs, and the Giants beat the Atlanta Braves 5-0 on Saturday night time to even the collection between NL division leaders.
San Francisco bounced again after Friday night time’s 6-5 loss to the Braves within the collection opener snapped its five-game successful streak. The Giants, who’ve the most effective report within the majors, can win their tenth consecutive collection by beating the Braves on Sunday.
Webb (8-3) was dominant in his thirteenth consecutive begin by which he has not allowed greater than two runs. He’s 7-0 in that span, which started after his final loss at Colorado on Could 5.
Webb gave up two singles in every of the primary and third innings however confronted extra stress within the sixth. Freddie Freeman led off with an infield hit and moved to 3rd when third baseman Wilmer Flores’ throwing error botched a possible double play. Flores threw wild to second base after fielding Austin Riley’s grounder, permitting Freeman to advance to 3rd.
Webb rapidly pitched out of the jam, recording the primary out on Dansby Swanson’s infield pop fly earlier than ending the inning when he fielded Travis d’Arnaud’s grounder and threw to second to begin a double play.
Giants supervisor Gabe Kapler mentioned Webb’s capacity to choose up Flores was “a very necessary piece of his improvement so far.”
After the inning, Webb and Flores hugged within the dugout.
“I believe we each type of initiated that,” Webb mentioned. “He was the primary particular person I wished to see within the dugout and he was feeling the identical manner.”
Webb allowed 5 hits with one stroll and six strikeouts.
Braves supervisor Brian Snitker mentioned he was “very, very impressed” with Webb.
“That’s an actual sinker,” Snitker mentioned. “He’s obtained a very good slider, change. He can elevate his fastball. He’s good. … I’m very impressed with that man.”
Tyler Rogers and Jay Jackson every threw one inning, with Jackson putting out the aspect within the ninth, to finish the mixed seven-hitter.
La Stella gave San Francisco a 1-0 lead with a deep homer to proper subject off Huascar Ynoa (4-4) within the first.
“Anytime you can provide a man who’s throwing like that an early lead, it’s the best way to go,” mentioned La Stella of Webb.
Webb doubled previous third baseman Riley, moved to second on LaMonte Wade Jr.’s single and scored on La Stella’s sacrifice fly within the third. The inning ended on second baseman Ozzie Albies’ over-the-shoulder catch of La Stella’s fly ball in shallow middle subject.
Albies made one other inning-ending play on his leaping seize of La Stella’s line drive within the sixth.
Giants: 3B Kris Bryant was held out after leaving Friday night time’s sport with proper aspect tightness. Supervisor Gabe Kapler mentioned Bryant might begin on Sunday. Kapler mentioned an MRI on Bryant’s aspect was clear. “It’s very a lot a day-to-day scenario,” Kapler mentioned. … 1B Brandon Belt (bereavement record) rejoined the staff and will begin Sunday.
Braves: OF Eddie Rosario (belly pressure), who was reinstated from the 10-day injured record on Friday, made his Atlanta debut by lining out to middle subject within the seventh. He was on the IL when acquired from Cleveland on the commerce deadline.
YAZ MATCHES HR HIGH
Yastrzemski matched his profession excessive by hitting his 21st homer off Richard Rodriguez within the seventh and had a run-scoring double off Chris Martin within the Giants’ two-run eighth. Darrin Ruf drove in a run with a single.
Yastrzemski additionally hit 21 homers in 2019.
NO FEAR FOR YNOA
Ynoa allowed two runs on three hits and three walks in six innings, leaving his ERA at 2.90 in 12 video games, together with 11 begins.
“To me it’s type of like I didn’t go into this begin with any worry or something like that,” Ynoa mentioned via a translator. “My mentality is I’m going on the market and I’m attacking the hitters.”
Giants: RHP Anthony DeSclafani (11-5, 3.26) is predicted to return off the 10-day injured record for Sunday’s remaining sport of the collection. He has been out since Aug. 19 as a consequence of proper ankle irritation.
Braves: RHP Ian Anderson (5-5, 3.56) is predicted to make his first since since July 11 in his return from proper shoulder irritation.