Jered Weaver makes history in latest triumph
An obscure -- but impressive -- fact lost in Jered Weaver's weather-defying 4-3 victory Friday over the Chicago White Sox is that the win made him the first pitcher in history to have four victories by April 14. And he's the first starter since Roger Clemens in 1991 to have four victories in his team's first 13 games.
Yet he may not even be the best pitcher in the Angels rotation.
Statistically speaking, a case could be made for Dan Haren (3-0) whose ERA of 0.76 is about half of Weaver's 1.30. Haren also has the staff's only complete game, a one-hit shutout of the Cleveland Indians in his last start.
Haren will face Chicago ace Mark Buehrle on Sunday, weather permitting. And the weather has been a question mark all weekend in Chicago. Saturday afternoon's game on Fox is expected to start with temperatures hovering near freezing. Rain is forecast for the evening.
-- Kevin Baxter, reporting from Chicago
Photo: Angels starting pitcherJered Weaver on Friday night against the White Sox. Credit; Jerry Lai / US Presswire