Jered Weaver had a lot of question marks coming into the season. The 33-year-old was coming off of his worst season, and he was seeing a sharp decrease in velocity, begging the question if he could still be a front line starter. Over the weekend, Weaver proved that he could still get outs.
He pitched six innings, and allowed only one run on six hits and one walk with four punch outs. Weaver's fastball only topped out at 84 miles per hour, but mainly used offspeed pitches to get the job done.
More from around the American League West:
- The A's announced that lefty Felix Doubront will have to have Tommy John surgery, knocking him out for the rest of the year.
- Rangers rookie Nomar Mazara is off to a blazing start, very similar to fellow prospect Joey Gallo. Evan Grant of Sports Day Dallas News says that Mazara is already showing that he's a more advanced hitter than Gallo.
- Seattle Mariners fans are sorely lacking when it comes to loyalty, from Geoff Baker of The Seattle Times. Baker found out that the Mariners rank dead last in a Sports Fan Loyalty Index, compared to the other 30 major-league teams.
- Parking prices for Houston Astros home games are causing quite the stir, with some fans paying $60 just to park, with tickets being less.