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Angels' Jered Weaver has been more deceptive and dominant with pitches

Angels' Jered Weaver has been more deceptive and dominant with pitches

There is one major league pitcher with at least 10 starts this season who throws a fastball that travels more slowly than that of Angels right-hander Jered Weaver. That's R.A. Dickey, and he's a knuckleball specialist. Yet, since Weaver returned this month from an injury, perhaps no major league pitcher has made hitters look as bad. In his most recent start, against the Chicago White Sox, Weaver's first strikeout came when slugger Jose Abreu flailed weakly at a breaking ball in the dirt. And then: Avisail Garcia froze on an 82-mph fastball inside. Tyler Saladino waited and waited on a 63-mph breaking ball. He ended up on one knee; the pitch ended up in the...

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