The Angels' golden-locked local boy who has made very good, indeed, made his final start before baseball's All-Star break on Saturday night. And Jered Weaver's performance against Baltimore provided another compelling bit of evidence as to why he's a strong candidate to start Tuesday'sAll-Star game. Of course, the judge and jury in that case will be American League Manager Ron Washington, who has yet to announce his pick to start for the AL. If Weaver gets the nod, he'll become the first pitcher to start consecutive All-Star games since Arizona's Randy Johnson started for the National League in 2000 and 2001. Until Washington makes up his mind, Weaver can only bask in his dominating performance in the Angels' 3-0 victory over Baltimore, a win that kept the Angels (47-38) within four games of Washington's first-place Texas Rangers (51-34) in the American League West. Weaver, never known to need a bounty of run support, received enough help from his offense to help lift the Angels in front of an announced crowd of 41,147. The right-hander improved to 10-1 with a major league-leading 1.96 earned-run average. He also improved to 6-0 at home, where he has posted a stifling 0.58 ERA.
Jered Weaver is gold standard for Angels in 3-0 win over Orioles
Los Angeles Times | Jul 8