San Francisco Giants edge the Miami Marlins at Oracle Park in San Francisco taking three out of four on Sun Apr 25, 2021 (@ SFGiants image)
By Jeremy Kahn
SAN FRANCISCO-Logan Webb was a one man wrecking man crew in the finale of the four-game series for the San Francisco Giants.
Webb hit a two-run triple in the bottom of the second inning and tossed seven innings of three-hit ball, as the Giants defeated the Miami Marlins 4-3 before a crowd of 7,572 at Oracle Park.
The triple by Webb was just the second hit of his career, and it drove in the second and third runs for the Giants.
It was the first triple for a Giants pitcher since June 21, 2013 when Tim Lincecum tripled off of Ricky Nolasco of the Marlins at what was then called AT&T Park.
Webbs triple off of losing pitcher Paul Campbell went over the head of Adam Duvall and bounced all the way to the 415 mark in the right-center, an area appropriately named Triples Alley.
On the triple, Tommy La Stella and Mauricio Dubon easily scored from first and second base respectively.
Flores walked and then La Stella singled, then Dubon got the Giants on the board, as he singled to give the Giants 1-0 lead and then Webb extended the lead.
Flores was forced to leave the game after he walked in the second inning, due to Feeling Under the Weather.
Jason Vosler took over Flores at third base, and went 1-for-3 in his second major league game. Vosler picked up his first major league hit in the bottom of the fifth inning off of Richard Bleier.
Webb went seven innings, allowing zero runs on three hits, walking three and striking out eight in his first ever appearance against the Marlins.
Curt Casali was attempting to tie Ed Phelps of the 1903 Pittsburgh Pirates, but that all ended when Jesus Aguilar launched a two-run home run off of Matt Wisler in the top of the eighth inning. Casali was trying to become the first catcher ever to accomplish the feat with six different pitchers.
Tyler Rogers closed out the game for the Giants, but it was with a little drama at the end. Rogers gave up a run on three hits, and was able to get Jazz Chisholm, Jr., to ground out to La Stella at second base to end the game.
Brandon Belt drove in the fourth and final run of the game for the Giants, as he hit a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the fifth inning that scored Mike Yastrzemski from third base.
NOTES: Belt took the collar on Sunday afternoon, ending his streak of 31 straight games of reaching base against the Marlins, dating back to July 19, 2014.
All 22 of the Giants games this season have been decided by
four-runs-or-fewer…according to Stats, LLC, it’s the Giants’ longest stretch to open a season since 1997 when they played 23 straight games decided by four-runs-or-less.
The Giants have posted a 7-1 (.875) record in day games so far, this season, the best day record in the major leagues.
UP NEXT: After winning three out of four against the Marlins, the Giants will open a three-game series against the Colorado Rockies on Monday night and Anthony DeSclafani will take the mound in the opener, while the Rockies will send Austin Gomber to the hill.
The Marlins will continue their three-city road trip and head to Milwaukee, where left-hander Trevor Rogers will take the mound for the Marlins and the Brewers will counter with Corbin Burns.