Jered Weaver had a great run! Big congratulations to the kid. Little Weav ran into Big Papi and came out the loser (although he dropped his ERA a few points).
The loss gave the Sox the series. The Angels are now 5.5 games behind the A’s.
Big keys in upcoming days will be for the Angels to leave fewer runners on base. In recent games they’ve left them in double digits. Too many to win.
Back to the kid, Weaver, who was called up on May 26 to sub in for the chronically injured Bartolo Colon. He cranked out 4 wins in 4 starts. In all 13 of his starts for the Angels, Weaver has been mature beyond his years.
Even the Sox leadership was impressed with Weaver, “The obvious things you see with the deception and the delivery, but he also has got enough on his fastball and a real good breaking ball and he commands, for a young kid, he commands very well.”
The Angels face the hated New York Yankees tonight. John Lackey will be on the mound. I’m hoping for a strong night from him. He’s struggled lately, but that’s baseball. There’s lots of ups and downs.