ARLINGTON -- Brandon Webb had an ugly rehab outing Sunday for the Frisco RoughRiders, lasting only two-thirds of an innings while giving up four earned runs.
Despite the unsightly line score, Webb insists that his 36-pitch outing was not a case of getting shelled.
"I feel pretty good," Webb said. "I didn't think there was a hard-hit ball. There were four of them that were ground balls in the hole, one little blooper. Nothing was at them. I don't know that I made my best pitches, but nothing was hit at anybody."
Webb struck out one and walked one. His Double-A ERA now sits at 11.57.
"I don't think it is a step back in the way I felt or anything like that," Webb said. "I had pretty good stuff. I didn't really get the work in that I really needed."
Webb said he touched 87 mph in the first inning, but felt even better in the bullpen after the game.
"In the 'pen when I finished up were probably the best pitches I've thrown," Webb said. "I feel like the velocity was coming around. From what they said, I was at 85 or 87 in the first, and it usually gets better as the game goes on."