Jered Weaver left Monday night's game against the Minnesota Twins after six innings with a new appreciation for Johnny Vander Meer, the Cincinnati Reds left-hander who in 1938 became the only pitcher in major league history to throw two consecutive no-hitters. Weaver gave up one run and three hits in an 8-3 victory that gave the Angels their sixth win in eight games, but after throwing a no-hitter against the Twins in Anaheim on Wednesday night, the right-hander had only enough in his tank to throw 89 pitches in Target Field on Monday night. "I don't know if I was mentally or physically drained, but I felt a little gassed out there," said Weaver, who improved to 5-0 and lowered his earned-run average to 1.60. "Maybe it's because I threw 121 pitches the game before, but my velocity wasn't there. I got lucky. A lot of things went my way."
Jered Weaver improves to 5-0 in Angels' victory over Twins
Los Angeles Times | May 8