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5.16.2008

Did I Catch a Niner in There?


Brandon Webb is on fire.

The Arizona Diamondbacks righty is now a ridiculous 9-0 with a 2.56 ERA and 49 strikeouts over his first nine starts this season. Totally out of control. He's actually on a roll from last September, having won his final two starts of the 2007 season.

According to Elias, Webb is just one consecutive win behind former San Diego Padres hurler Andy Hawkins, won his first 10 in 1985.

Webb can thank not only his sweet sinker, but also Stephen Drew for his latest shroud of run support, as the shortstop singled in the first, tripled in the third and doubled in the fifth against Colorado Rockies starter Aaron Cook, driving in one run. Sadly, Drew had two shots at the cycle but ended up doubling in the sixth and reaching on an error in the eighth.

You can see Webb in action again this Wednesday against the Florida Marlins.

[Arizona Republic] | [] | [Shyster Ball]


3 Comments:

Megs said...

Can't hear you, you're trailing off..