Pictured: Tyler Webb on the mound for the St. Louis Cardinals.
Despite a strong spring with the St. Louis Cardinals, Eastern Shore native Tyler Webb was the last player sent down to the AAA Memphis Redbirds. The move was announced Monday night.
Webb recently sat down with WESR’s Head Baseball Analyst Phil Custis in Jupiter, Florida and told Custis he was hoping to spend more time in the Majors this year:
Playing this spring, Webb appeared in 6 games for the Cardinals, pitching a total of 13 innings. Webb allowed 12 hits, 5 runs, 4 of which were earned, 2 homeruns and one walk. However, Webb did log 13 strikeouts and a 2.77 ERA.
Despite the strong numbers, Custis didn’t expect Webb to make the 25 man roster. But Webb is only one of two southpaws on the Cardinals, so he should be called up from time to time this season.
Webb is the fourth person from Northampton County to make it to the Major Leagues. Slim Churn of Bridgetown, Bobby Brown of Eastville and Harold Baines of Exmore all spent time in baseball’s highest level.