It's Weaver vs. Weaver at Dodger Stadium
Good thing they still have their day jobs.
One year after they faced off in a memorable pitching duel at Angel Stadium, the Brothers Weaver took their first major league hacks against each other Sunday at Dodger Stadium.
Predictably, it wasn't pretty. Jeff Weaver, who had entered the game in the top of the third inning in relief of Dodgers starter Carlos Monasterios, fell behind 0-and-2 against little brother Jered in the bottom of the inning. Jeff Weaver took a pair of fastballs outside to even the count before striking out looking at another fastball.
Jered Weaver, who had a hit off Monasterios, at least put the ball in play against his sibling an inning later, grounding out to second baseman Blake DeWitt on an 0-and-1 pitch.
It is the first time brothers have faced each other in the majors since Julio Lugo, then of the Red Sox, batted against his brother Ruddy, who was with the A's, on Sept. 26, 2007.
Little brother's team also has an edge in the game, taking a 4-1 lead into the bottom of the fourth on the strength of run-scoring hits by Bobby Abreu, Hideki Matsui, Torii Hunter and Howie Kendrick.
The Angels are seeking their first sweep at Dodger Stadium.
Photo: Brothers Jered and Jeff Weaver batted against each other in Sunday's game at Dodger Stadium. Credit: Mike Nelson / EPA