The Sacramento River Cats welcomed another local product on Monday night, as Rocklin native Logan Webb impressed with seven innings of one-run ball in his Triple-A debut against the Nashville Sounds (52-66).
Despite the sensational performance, the club fell 3-2 to the visiting Sounds. The 22-year-old graduate of Rocklin High School lived up to the hype Monday night, striking out seven batters over his seven innings with zero walks, featuring a mid-90s’ fastball and excellent command of all his pitches. Webb is ranked as the number five prospect in the San Francisco Giants organization, according to mlb.com.
The right-hander got some early help from teammate Zach Green at the plate. Green, a fellow Sacramento-area native (Carmichael), crushed his team leading 25th home run in the bottom of the first to give the River Cats an early 2-0 lead. The offense, however, was shut out for the remainder of the game, going 0-for-9 with runners in scoring position on the evening.
Outfielder Mike Gerber smacked his 35th double of the year on Monday, his 60th extra base hit of the year which ranks fourth best in the Pacific Coast League.
The River Cats have been very good when leading after seven innings this season. The club was 51-8 in such situations coming into tonight’s narrow loss to the Sounds.