The beauty of this short season is that all it takes to get you back in contention is a good week. The Giants are having one, and they're starting to sneak back into the fringes of the NL Wild Card race.
The Giants started the night 2 1/2 games out of the last spot, although they had the second worst winning percentage in the NL. After possibly the best performance of Logan Webb's young career and another big night for the lineup, the Giants have won four straight to get to 12-16. It's not ideal, but after Friday's 6-2 win over the Arizona Diamondbacks, they have to be feeling good.
Here are three things you need to know from the fourth straight win ...
Webb blew past a bunch of his previous career highs against a team that came in pretty hot. The 23-year-old reached 100 pitches for the first time and got through seven innings for the first time. He was charged with two earned and struck out eight, also a career high.
Webb threw 55 fastballs and 34 changeups, and he had a good heater going. It maxed out at 95 multiple times and averaged more than 93 mph.
A night after Brandon Crawford hit his 100th career homer, Evan Longoria hit his 300th, and it was a no-doubter. Longoria became the 150th player in MLB history to hit 300 and the 10th to reach the number in a Giants uniform.
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The First for Joey
Joey Bart picked up his first career RBI when he drew a walk with the bases loaded in the seventh inning. It was a lot more exciting than that sentence makes it sound.
The Diamondbacks loaded it up by intentionally walking Alex Dickerson, and Bart proceeded to have a 10-pitch plate appearance against Junior Guerro, fouling off some tough pitches and laying off a few right on the edge of the zone. It was the kind of plate appearance that really makes you wonder what he had to work on the last month.