Webb will be available out of the bullpen for the Giants' final two games of the regular season, Alex Pavlovic of NBC Sports Bay Area reports. Webb earned a win in his start Wednesday and won't be one of the team's two starters for the final pair of games in the regular season. However, the right-hander will be available in relief as the Giants battle for a spot in the playoffs. Should the team qualify for the postseason, he could remain in a bullpen role for the best-of-three Wild Card Series.
Webb (3-4) picked up the win against the Rockies on Wednesday, allowing two runs on seven hits and a walk while striking out one batter across 5.1 innings. The 23-year-old worked around a leadoff double allowed by Caleb Baragar in the second inning, finishing out the frame without any damage. His only blemishes on the night came from an RBI single he yielded to Trevor Story in the third and an RBI double he allowed to Raimel Tapia in the fifth. Otherwise, Webb was effective while working up to 84 pitches. The right-hander finishes out the regular season with a 5.50 ERA and 1.52 WHIP across 13 appearances (11 starts).
Webb (2-4) allowed six runs on six hits and two walks while striking out one batter over 3.1 innings in a loss to the A's on Friday. The righty threw only 48 of 90 pitches for strikes and also plunked a batter. When he did put the ball in the zone, Webb was squared up, with the big blow being a three-run homer off the bat of Matt Olson in the third inning. Webb has shown flashes this season, but with a 5.73 ERA and 1.52 WHIP, he clearly still has a ways to go. He lines up to face the Rockies at home during the final week of the regular season.
Webb allowed a run on four hits and a walk and struck out five over four innings in a no-decision in the second game of Sunday's doubleheader versus the Padres. A Wil Myers solo shot in the second inning accounted for the lone run against Webb, who was covering for Kevin Gausman (elbow). Sunday was the first time Webb had allowed fewer than four runs in his last four starts. The 23-year-old has a 4.96 ERA, 1.46 WHIP and 44 strikeouts through 45.1 innings this season. His next start is expected to be next weekend versus the Athletics.
Webb is slated to start the second game of Sunday's doubleheader with the Padres, Kerry Crowley of The San Jose Mercury News reports. After the first two games of the series in San Diego were canceled, Webb looked like he wouldn't get the chance to pitch again until next week. However, he'll be back in the rotation on short notice Sunday, as Kevin Gausman won't be available to pitch the second game after being diagnosed with right elbow tightness. Since working a career-high seven frames in an Aug. 21 win over the Diamondbacks, Webb has posted a 9.00 ERA and 1.71 WHIP in 14 innings across three subsequent starts.
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