Once again, that means that Logan Webb will remain in the rotation. The Giants have been on the verge of shifting Webb to the bullpen on numerous occasions this season, but each time he’s been granted a reprieve. Alex Wood’s activation off the injured list would have sent Webb to the pen, but Johnny Cueto went down. Now that Cueto is set to return to the rotation tomorrow, Sanchez’s injury will again delay the Giants’ ability to try out Webb as a multi-inning reliever. Webb has a 5.34 ERA/3.74 FIP in 32 innings this season while excelling at burning worms with a 59.3 percent groundball rate.
Sanchez, for his part, has the makings of a comeback-type season. Through six starts, the 28-year-old righty has a 3.18 ERA/3.79 FIP across 28 1/3 innings. Like Webb, he’s done a tremendous job of keeping the ball on the ground with a 56 percent groundball rate that mirrors the type of numbers he put up early in his career with Toronto.
For the time being, then, Webb will stay in the rotation with Anthony DeSclafani and Alex Wood, while Johnny Cueto and Kevin Gausman will be welcomed back into the fold to round of their starting five.