Giants' Logan Webb excited for matchup of aces vs. Max Scherzer

  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
·2 min read
In this article:
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.
  • Oops!
    Something went wrong.
    Please try again later.

Webb excited for first matchup vs. 'ultimate competitor' Scherzer originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea

NEW YORK -- The weather kept the Giants and New York Mets off the field on Monday night, but it didn't rob their fans of what could be the best pitching matchup of the season so far.

Both managers kept their rotations in order, meaning Logan Webb will still face Max Scherzer on Tuesday night. It's a matchup of two pitchers expected to compete for the National League Cy Young Award this season, and Webb said he's looking forward to it.

"He's like the ultimate competitor," he said, smiling. "It's that bulldog type mentality, he's the epitome of that. It looks like he's trying to kill everybody out there."

Webb is intense between the lines and shows plenty of emotion in big moments, but off the field, he keeps it light. Scherzer is as fiery as it gets in today's game, although the Giants haven't had a whole lot of chances to see it in person in recent years.

Scherzer has faced the Giants just once in the regular season since 2018, and that appearance, last June in Washington D.C., ended with Scherzer walking off the mound in the first inning because of a groin injury. Scherzer was traded to the Los Angeles Dodgers the next month, and while the Giants didn't face him down the stretch, they saw way too much of him in the National League Division Series.

Scherzer struck out 10 in Game 3 of that series and came out of the bullpen to pick up the save in Game 5. LaMonte Wade Jr., who spent all offseason thinking about that ninth inning, won't be in the lineup Tuesday night, but there's a chance that Wilmer Flores gets a chance to swing away this time.

Webb watched that decisive game from the dugout, having already pitched twice in the series. He said he has never met Scherzer, who signed a record deal with the Mets in the offseason, but he remembers watching him break through with the Detroit Tigers a decade ago.

RELATED: Wade could start rehab assignment this weekend

The two have different styles, but both are off to good starts. Webb has allowed just two runs through his first 14 innings, while Scherzer has allowed four runs and struck out 13 in his first two appearances for the Mets.

"It'll be really cool to face him, for sure," Webb said. "It was cool to watch him last year, even though obviously I wanted us to beat him, but it was cool to see him finally pitch in person. It'll be cool to actually face him this time."

Download and follow the Giants Talk Podcast