MLB

Giants Name Rocklin’s Logan Webb Opening Day Starter

Mar 30, 2022, 8:59 AM | Updated: 9:06 am
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - OCTOBER 14: Logan Webb #62 of the San Francisco Giants reacts after getting a s...
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)
(Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/MLB Photos via Getty Images)

The legend of Logan Webb continues to grow.

Rocklin native and 2021 standout right-hander Logan Webb has been named Opening Day starter by San Francisco Giants manager Gabe Kapler.

Webb will take the ball on Friday, April 8th when the Giants open up the regular season against Miami Marlins at Oracle Park.

“I’m super excited,” Webb said of the honor following his Spring Training start on Monday. “My family is super excited. It’s something I’m looking forward to. This franchise, there’s been a lot of pretty special guys that got to start on Opening Day. To be able to say I’m one of them is pretty cool.”

Webb burst onto the scene during his first full season of MLB action in 2021.

Over 26 starts, the 25-year-old went 11-3 while establishing a 3.03 ERA and striking out 158 batters over 148.1 innings pitched.

While the right-hander’s regular season was impressive, Webb delivered electrifying performances in a hard-fought five-game National League Division Series against the rival Los Angeles Dodgers.

In Game 1 of the series on October 8th, Webb shut down a stacked Dodgers lineup as he struck out 10 batters over 7.2 scoreless innings. Less than a week later on, Webb struck out seven and allowed just one run over seven innings during the decisive Game 5 on October 14.

The Rocklin High School alumnus finished the postseason with a 0.61 ERA and 17 strikeouts over 14.1 innings pitched.

Webb will look to be a leader at the top of San Francisco’s rotation this season, with recently-signed 2021 All-Star Carlos Rodón, Anthony DeSclafani, Alex Wood, and veteran Alex Cobb rounding out the Giants’ one-through-five options.

Date Starting Pitcher
Saturday, July 2 @ 1:10 pm A's Paul Blackburn vs. Mariners George Kirby

MLB

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 14: Logan Webb #62 of the San Francisco Giants pitches against the...
Franklin Cartoscelli

Webb, Giants Extend Winning Streak To Five Games

With the win, the Giants (35-26) improved to a season-high nine games over the .500 mark.
18 days ago
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - JUNE 10: Joc Pederson #23 of the San Francisco Giants celebrates with t...
Franklin Cartoscelli

How Sweep It Is: Rodón, Giants Shutout Dodgers

San Francisco held the Dodgers offense to just 4 runs over 27 innings during a three-game sweep
20 days ago
PHILADELPHIA, PA - MAY 31: Joc Pederson #23 of the San Francisco Giants in congratulated after he h...
Franklin Cartoscelli

Since Speaking To Bonds, Pederson Has Been Doing His Best Barry Impression

Barry Bonds should stop by and chat with San Francisco Giants hitters more often.
1 month ago
SEATTLE, WASHINGTON - MAY 25: Paul Blackburn #58 of the Oakland Athletics reacts during the second ...
Franklin Cartoscelli

Blackburn Continues To Impress As Oakland Picks Up Series Victory

A's starter Paul Blackburn is making a strong case to secure a spot on the AL All-Star team
1 month ago
SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA - MAY 24: Brandon Crawford #35 and Joc Pederson #23 of the San Francisco ...
Franklin Cartoscelli

Joc Pederson’s Historic Night Highlights Giants’ Gritty Win Over Mets

Joc Pederson's 3 HR & 8 RBI night led the Giants to an exciting win over the Mets
1 month ago
(Getty Images)...
Franklin Cartoscelli

The Carmichael Dave Show with Jason Ross: 2002 Was A Cursed Year For NorCal Sports

Is it too soon...? It still feels too soon.
2 months ago
Giants Name Rocklin’s Logan Webb Opening Day Starter