When Logan Webb is on the mound against Julio Urias, the Giants have come out on top every single time.
Webb takes the mound once more against the Los Angeles Dodgers' young lefty Thursday in Game 5 of the National League Division Series. In what will be the biggest start of his career, Webb is looking to continue his success against his Dodgers counterpart.
The 24-year-old Webb and the 25-year-old Urias have faced off against one another three times in their respective careers, all taking place this season.
May 29: Giants 11, Dodgers 6
Webb (5 innings pitched, one earned run, seven strikeouts, no walks) got the win, while Urias (five innings pitched, 11 hits, six earned runs, five strikeouts, two walks) suffered his worst loss of the season.
July 21: Giants 4, Dodgers 2
Both Webb (5 innings pitched, three hits, two earned runs, five strikeouts, three walks) and Urias (seven innings, three hits, one earned run, five strikeouts, one walk) pitched well in this game. Ultimately, a ninth-inning three-run homer off the bat of Wilmer Flores helped secure a Giants win.
July 27: Giants 2, Dodgers 1
Once again both Webb (6 innings, three hits, one earned run, five strikeouts, one walk) and Urias (5 2/3 innings, six hits, one earned run, five strikeouts, zero walks) pitched well in this game. The Giants scored the winning run from third on a (very) wild throw from Dodgers first baseman Cody Bellinger.
Here's a reminder:
At the end of the day, this is October baseball. Anything can happen in the playoffs, and what's happened in the past ultimately doesn't matter.
Webb and the Giants though, are hoping that history repeats itself in the biggest game of the season.