Mar 14 2023
SF Giants' Logan Webb to start on Opening Day for second year in a row
In just over two weeks, the San Francisco Giants will send Logan Webb to the Yankee Stadium mound to make his second straight Opening Day start. It's been quite the rise for the 26-year-old Webb, who put up an ERA over 5.00 in his first two big league seasons. Over the last two years, Webb has established himself as a Top 20 starter in the game. Alex Cobb, who's FIP ranks in the top 10 over the last two years as well, will make the Giants' second start.
In other news, Casey Schmitt continued his hot spring with a homer and a triple yesterday. He needs more upper minors seasoning (he's only played 33 games above A-ball), but if he hits well in Triple-A, he could be a major factor in the big leagues in 2023. Blake Sabol started in the outfield for the first time all spring, which is significant given the oblique injury to Mitch Haniger. Other Giants who've been impressive lately: Michael Conforto, Thairo Estrada, and Bryce Johnson.
Luis González, who was a bright spot in the early part of 2022, was derailed by a nagging back issue and will undergo surgery today. The SF Giants are hopeful that he can finally put the issue behind him after the 16-week recovery time. Sam Long, who was a longshot candidate to make the Opening Day bullpen, was optioned yesterday, and R.J. Dabovich was reassigned to Minor League camp. The Giants have 12 pitchers essentially set in stone, so one spot is up for grabs. It could go to Sean Hjelle, who's been impressive in camp, or the San Francisco Giants might opt for an extra position player on the initial roster.
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