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Giants’ Logan Webb Admits Mookie Betts ‘Owns’ Him, But He Loves Playing Against Dodgers Star

Mookie Betts has made a lot of pitchers look silly over the course of his dominant career, and few are more aware of that than San Francisco Giants pitcher Logan Webb.

Betts has gotten the best of his NL West rival Webb, including already this season.

Webb was a ‘victim’ of Betts’ hot start to the season. When Webb went up against Betts earlier this season, Betts posted two hits, two runs, one home run and one RBI in the game, as the Los Angeles Dodgers earned a 5-4 win over the Giants. Overall, during the Giants-Dodgers three-game series this year, Betts hit .501 and recorded five hits, five runs and one home run.

In Betts’ career against Webb, he’s 9-for-26 (.346) with two home runs, two doubles and just two strikeouts. His OPS is 1.024 against Webb.

Even though Betts has excelled against the Giants and Webb in his career, the reigning National League Cy Young runner up is happy to get to go against a player of Betts’ caliber.

“He knows he owns me, and we’ve kind of talked about it a little bit before,” Webb said on The Chris Rose Rotation. “But I love facing him. You always want to compete against the best guys.”

Webb then heaped tons of praise on Betts for his ability to move to shortstop after winning six Gold Gloves in right field.

“I’m never surprised by something that he does,” Webb told Rose. “The fact that he was the best right fielder in baseball, and then watching him play infield now, he’s incredible out there. He makes every single play, he makes great plays, he makes SportsCenter type plays. It’s fun to watch.”

While Betts is part of a trio of great hitters opening up the Dodgers lineup, he himself is one of the greats in the sport. Betts is a seven-time All-Star, six-time Silver Slugger, one-time MVP, one-time batting champion and simply a versatile defender in both the infield and outfield.

Webb is honored to get to go up against him.

“It’s one of those things, you’re gonna look back one day and be like, ‘Man, it was cool that I got to play against that guy,'” Webb said. “He’s one of those special talents.”

Webb and the Giants will next face Betts and the Dodgers in the middle of May for a four-game series in San Francisco.

Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Eva Geitheim

Eva graduated from UCLA in 2023 with a bachelor's degree in Communication. She has been covering college and professional sports since 2022.

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