Seven and two-thirds scoreless in your first playoff start. That's pretty good, isn't it?
Great starting pitching defines the MLB postseason. I don't think that's a hot take considering every team that won the World Series (sans maybe the 2015 Royals) has done it with excellent starting pitching. With that said, what Logan Webb did last night in Game One against the Dodgers was not great. It was legendary.
This is what I love about October. It felt like Logan Webb woke up yesterday morning and just had zero intention of giving up any runs. And he needed to be great because he went up against Walker Buehler, who has been dynamite in October for the Dodgers. Webb's outing was one of those performances that every pitcher in their life yearns to have at some point. He was in control from the very first pitch as he brilliantly maneuvered through what is a killer Dodgers lineup.
Logan Webb is another in a long list of "Where the hell did they come from?" Guys that the 2021 San Francisco Giants have seemed to pump out. Whether it be veterans who rediscovered their greatness or young players who came into their own, it just seems like everything that this team has touched this season has turned to gold. Now this series is far from over. The Dodgers will be throwing out a 20 game-winner in Julio Urias and a three-time Cy Young winner in Max Scherzer over the next two games, so it wouldn't shock me at all if we see Logan Webb pitching again at some point in this series. It's hard to predict what will happen in October, but last night's performance was legendary.