Jered Weaver Throws Angels' 10th No-Hitter Mowing Down the Minnesota Twins

Michael Nargi@NargOnSportsSenior Analyst IMay 3, 2012

ANAHEIM, CA - JULY 07:  Jered Weaver #36 of the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim celebrates after striking out Carlos Peguero of the Seattle Mariners in the seventh inning at Angel Stadium of Anaheim on July 7, 2011 in Anaheim, California. The Angels defeated the Mariners 5-1.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim and Jered Weaver celebrated a brilliantly pitched ballgame which resulted in the 10th no-hitter in franchise history on Wednesday night.

It took Weaver 121 pitches to finish off the Minnesota Twins. Weaver had perfect control all night and only walked one batter, which came in the seventh inning. He struck out nine Twins in the process.

Two balls were hit hard in the ninth inning, including one that backed up Vernon Wells in left field, and the final pitch that backed Torii Hunter to the warning track in right field.

As the fans in the ballpark held their breaths, Hunter casually took a route to the ball that would ensure Weaver could celebrate on the field with his teammates.

Weaver threw the game with his mother and father in attendance in Anaheim.

He had a bit of luck in this one, as all pitchers do in no-hitters, when a couple of balls managed to twist foul throughout the game to keep the no-hit bid in tact. 

Weaver's velocity was not great in this one, either, as he barely was able to creep over 90 MPH. One of the few that went over 90 MPH was a strikeout pitch in the ninth inning to Denard Span.

An interesting moment came before the ninth inning when Weaver ran to the clubhouse to use the bathroom. He debated whether or not he should break the rhythm that he had established, but in the end, he made the right decision.

Weaver improves to 4-0 on the season, and the Angels might have found the spark they needed to turn their year around.

 

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