Los Angeles Angels: 5 Reasons for Jered Weaver's May Collapse

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Los Angeles Angels: 5 Reasons for Jered Weaver's May Collapse
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Jered Weaver stormed out of the gates at the start of the season.

He recorded a win in each of his first six starts, finished April with a 0.99 ERA, and appeared to be the front-runner for the AL Cy Young award.

In May, Weaver’s performance has stagnated. He is yet to win a game this month and hasn’t enjoyed the same success he did earlier in the year.

Let’s take a step back and compare Weaver’s April and May stats.

March/April: W-L: 6-0, ERA: 0.99, WHIP: 0.79, BAA: .163, K/BB: 4.9

May to date: W-L: 0-4, ERA: 4.35, WHIP: 1.32, BAA: .268, K/BB: 2.6

Weaver has regressed in every statistical category and looks like a completely different pitcher. Even opponents have noticed his struggles.

After Weaver gave up four earned runs in a loss to Texas, ESPN quoted Rangers second baseman Ian Kinsler as saying, "Honestly, I don't think he had his best stuff." 

Something is clearly wrong with Jered Weaver. What could it be?

Here are five reasons for Weaver’s recent collapse.

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