Saturday, May 31, 2008

Webb Gem

There was a pretty fantastically pitched game in Arizona tonight, as Brandon Webb (9 IP, 6 H, 0 R, 0 BB, 8 K) out-dueled Nationals' starter Jason Bergmann (8 IP, 7 H, 4 R, 0 BB, 8 K). All of Arizona's offense came on four swings - home runs off the bats of Mark Reynolds (twice), Justin Upton, and Chris Young. [I started writing this when it was 1-0, but the D'Backs kept the solo homers coming. Bergmann only made those 4 bad pitches, so I decided not to change anything else.] Otherwise, Bergmann was great, throwing 74 of 105 pitches for strikes. Webb, though, was masterful. That sinker just dove to the bottom of the strike-zone, and he mixed in a very effective curveball. The win makes Webb baseball's first 10 game winner this year, and puts him in a good position to pick up his second Cy Young award.

The game had some great commentating too... "you can't win if you don't score runs; that has a lot to do with offense". So true, so true.

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