Logan Webb was dominant in pressure-packed games to close out the regular season as well as Game 1 of the NLDS against the Dodgers.
SAN FRANCISCO — It was Logan Webb Day Tuesday at Sierra Elementary School in Rocklin.
Should Webb, 24, beat the Los Angeles Dodgers Thursday night in the National League Division Series, his level of fame will go well beyond Placer County.
You could make the case that in terms of interest, intensity and the opponent, Webb is pitching the biggest game in the history of Oracle Park. If he beats the Dodgers and pitches the Giants into the National League Championship Series againt the Atlanta Braves, there’s liable to be a statue in his likeness some day outside the ballpark.
Not that there’s any pressure or anything.
“I feel like I just like these types of moments,” Webb said Wednesday at a news conference before a Giants workout. “I love the crowd. I love the pressure. I’m excited to throw tomorrow, especially because I’ve got a guy back there (in Buster Posey) that’s always calm. Even of I do get a little up, he’ll be the first one to tell me to bring it back down.”
Based on Webb’s overall body of work and especially his last two starts, the Giants have to like their chances with the NLDS tied 2-2. Back on May 7, Webb gave up six earned runs…