The velocity he predicted has not materialized, but Jered Weaver’s competitiveness has remained the same as ever. The seasoned right-hander finished the season’s first half with one of his better performances Wednesday night at Tropicana Field.
He struck out five Tampa Bay Rays, walked one, and yielded only one run, on a solo homer, over six innings as the Angels secured a second straight victory, 7-2, and leaped ahead of the Rays at the bottom of the American League standings.
Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said Weaver’s pitches were sharper than in any of his 16 previous starts this season. Weaver did not necessarily agree.
“I feel like my stuff felt the same as it...