Jered Weaver: Is Weaver the Early Cy Young Favorite After 5-0 Start?
Jered Weaver Has Been Dominant as He Goes for His Sixth Win Today
If I had to ask you who leads American League pitchers in ERA, wins and strikeouts, who would you guess?
Felix Hernandez maybe, what about C.C. Sabathia? While those may be the obvious choices, unfortunately, you'd be wrong.
The man who holds that distinction is Jered Weaver, who has stormed out of the gate to a 5-0 start, the only pitcher to do so in the American League, and he's looking to extend that today as he goes for his sixth win of the season.
Weaver has shown potential in the past, but nothing like this, and even though it's really early, he has emerged as the top dog in the AL Cy Young race. He has been simply dominant in all of his outings, allowing no more than two runs in any of his starts.
Not only has he kept the runs off of the board, he's been fanning batters at an extremely high rate, striking out 39 batters, including his 15-strikeout masterpiece against Toronto. There has been no pitcher as dominant as Weaver, and it shows in his stat line.
While the Angels are scuffling a little bit after being knocked around by the Boston Red Sox, Weaver has been a true bright spot for the franchise that really missed out in the offseason and settled for Vernon Wells and his monster contract.
However, any time Weaver takes the hill, the Angels are going to have a great chance to win the ball game.
If he pitches like he has all season, Los Angeles should have no problems.
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