April 10, 2013
A question mark coming into the season for the Los Angeles Angels was pitching, but who could have imagined there'd be a problem with No. 1 starter Jered Weaver? The righthander was placed on the 15-day disabled list with a non-displaced fracture of his left synovial hinge (that's what fans without medical degrees call a broken elbow) and is expected to miss at least a month. He left Sunday's game against the Rangers after landing on his arm trying to dodge a line drive. Ex-Phillie Joe Blanton, acquired in the offseason, may have to put down the doughnuts and pick up a few more innings.
April 10, 2013 |
LOS ANGELES Angels righthander Jered Weaver will be out for at least a month after the ace broke a bone in his left elbow. The Angels put Weaver on the 15-day disabled list, and the durable 20-game winner's non-throwing arm was in a blue sling while his teammates took batting practice before their Angel Stadium opener against Oakland. "This is all new to me," Weaver said. "I've never broken anything before, and didn't really know how to take the news. It kind of was a shock at first, and now you've just got to play the waiting game, I guess.
May 5, 2012 |
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Dave Weaver was in his usual seat, 20 rows behind home plate, drinking a beer and shouting instructions to his son in the quiet lulls between pitches. His wife, Gail, was alongside him, calmly enjoying a little night baseball. It really could have been any night in three lives filled with similar evenings at ballparks all across Southern California. Instead, Jered Weaver made an ordinary Wednesday at Angel Stadium unforgettable for the close-knit family that put him on that mound.
September 17, 2011 |
Here is proof that the Los Angeles Angels actually play in nearby Anaheim, home of Disneyland and other dreamers, like Mike Butcher . In an interview with the Los Angeles Times, the Angels pitching coach said he would take Jered Weaver , Dan Haren , and Ervin Santana "over anybody's top three starters. " Even over the Phillies' aces? "Absolutely," Butcher replied. "We're not pitching to a pitcher. I obviously respect what they do in Philadelphia.
August 3, 2011 |
As the entire nation could have predicted, Los Angeles Angels righthander Jered Weaver was hit with a six-game suspention for throwing a pitch over the head of Detroit's Alex Avila on Sunday. Angels manager Mike Scioscia also was suspended for one game by Joe Garagiola Jr., Major League Baseball's senior vice president of on-field operations. Weaver, who is appealing the decision, was ejected in the bottom of the seventh inning of a bitter 3-2 loss to the Tigers.
July 6, 2010 |
ANAHEIM, Calif. - Jered Weaver said he was not upset. Anaheim's ace claimed he didn't know he had not made the American League all-star team. He said he didn't know what to say. His teammate Joe Saunders had an opinion. "It's the dumbest thing I've ever heard," Saunders said. "You can quote me on that. " Centerfielder Torii Hunter was the only Angels player selected to the All-Star Game, which will be played July 13 in Anaheim, and Weaver's omission puzzled his teammates.
April 10, 2010 |
Angels remember Adenhart Friday was the one-year anniversary of the early-morning car crash in Fullerton, Calif., that killed Angels pitcher Nick Adenhart and two companions and seriously injured another. One year ago on Thursday, Adenhart pitched his first game of the season, shutting out the Athletics over six innings at Angel Stadium. The 22-year-old righthander was pumped. "That was his best outing," teammate Jered Weaver told MLB.com's Lyle Spencer. "You could tell everything was coming together.
October 19, 2009 |
The Los Angeles Angels are hoping that a change of scenery will enable them to vault back into their American League Championship Series with the New York Yankees. After an off-day yesterday, the series shifts this afternoon to Anaheim for Game 3, with the Yankees having won the first two games in the best-of-seven series. While many in the East may have fallen asleep, the Yankees and Angels put on quite a show in Game 2 despite damp and dreary conditions in New York. The Yankees prevailed, 4-3, in 13 innings, in an epic battle that started Saturday and ended early yesterday, 5 hours and 10 minutes later.
October 15, 2009 |
John Lackey will start Game 1 of the AL Championship Series against CC Sabathia and the Yankees, getting the nod from manager Mike Scioscia before the Angels traveled to New York yesterday. Lackey pitched 7 1/3 innings to lead Los Angeles to a 5-0 win over the Boston Red Sox in Game 1 of the Division Series. The righthander is 3-3 with a 3.02 ERA in 12 career postseason games, 10 starts. The ALCS begins tomorrow night in New York at 8 p.m. "It's a fun atmosphere, for sure," Lackey said.
June 22, 2009 |
Now comes the tough part Flame-throwing righthander Stephen Strasburg was a no-show on draft day last week, when he was taken first overall by the Washington Nationals, to the great dismay of the nice folks at MLB Network, who showed the first round live. Strasburg is being handled by Scott Boras who, as usual, has locked his client away for the duration of negotiations. Boras is contending that Strasburg - a junior at San Diego State - is a once-in-a-lifetime talent (a stance he also took with the Phillies when they drafted J.D. Drew)