So, he sure proved himself healthy and capable in yesterday's 3-1 victory over Texas.
It was nice.
At the O.C Register, "Weaver and his 84 mph fastball help Angels split series with Rangers":
Weaver threw 84 pitches and used his fastball 19 times. Average velocity was 82 mph. Hit 84 mph four times.— Joey Kaufman (@joeyrkaufman) April 10, 2016
Jered Weaver on his start: "It makes me look forward to the future in baseball as opposed to maybe it’s going to be about shutting it down."— Joey Kaufman (@joeyrkaufman) April 10, 2016
ANAHEIM – Jered Weaver heard the same question from the same chorus for most of spring training.Thank goodness, sheesh.
Can a big-league starting pitcher still get outs, even with a fastball that fails to move much past 80 mph?
At least on Sunday afternoon at Angel Stadium, the answered appeared to be yes.
Weaver delivered a gutsy performance in his season debut, giving up six hits and one run over six innings, in the Angels’ 3-1 victory over the Texas Rangers to split a four-game series.
“I can pitch like that for the rest of the season,” Weaver said, “but I only know it’s going to get better.”
The Angels improved to 2-4 and avoided what would have equaled their worst start through six games in franchise history...