Another Rehab Outing For Webb
Right-hander Brandon Webb allowed four runs on six hits in five innings of work Friday night at Whataburger Field against the Corpus Christi Hooks.
In the longest of his four rehab starts with the ‘Riders, Webb surrendered a first-inning run but stranded runners at every base. Jon Gaston’s RBI single in the third brought home the Hooks’ second run. One inning later, Jimmy Van Ostrand clubbed a two-run homer off Webb.
After that home run, Webb settled down and retired the final five he faced. The righty finished with 77 pitches, 53 of which were strikes. He struck out four and walked two. Webb left the game with the ‘Riders trailing 4-2.
The former Cy Young Award winner entered Friday’s game with an 11.57 earned run average in seven innings of work with Frisco. His best rehab effort came June 14 at Midland, when Webb tossed three scoreless innings.
This outing marked back-to-back appearances against the Hooks in Corpus Christi. In the first one Sunday, Webb surrendered four runs on six hits in just two-thirds of an inning.
The ‘Riders will not send a starter out there in relief of Webb as they did in his first three rehab starts. Frisco’s bullpen will pitch the rest of the game. Richard Bleier follows Webb in the game. You can listen live to the broadcast here.