Posts Tagged ‘Jered Weaver’

AL Cy Young Race

August 31, 2011

Last night CC Sabathia finally got the Red Sox monkey off his back. With a dominant two Earned Runs and 10 Strikeout 6.0 inning performance, Sabathia (18-7, 2.99 ERA) has reasserted himself into the AL Cy Young Conversation. However, Sabathia will be fighting an uphill battle against the perennial Cy Young front runners Justin Verlander (20-5, 2.38 ERA) of Detroit and Jered Weaver (15-7, 2.28 ERA) of the Los Angeles Angels. Compare the three Aces’ numbers:

ERs Allowed (Blue), Strikeouts (Orange) & Walks (Green)

With one month left in the season Justin Verlander appears to be pulling away from the pact.  Verlander is leading the Majors in wins (20), Strikeouts (218) and WHIP (0.90) and tied, with Sabathia, for the AL lead in pitching WAR with 6.2.  Can Sabathia or Weaver catch Verlander down the stretch?

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Best Pitchers in LA

August 6, 2011

Jered Weaver of the Angels and Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers have been two of the best pitchers in the major leagues this season. There has been talks about both being the best pitchers in the history of their respective teams. Weaver has season ERA of 1.78 with 14 wins and five losses this season. Kershaw, on the other hand, has put up 13 wins and four losses and has an ERA of 2.68. Take a look at some more stats on how these pitchers compare. Who do you think is the best pitcher in LA?

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Three Man Race for AL Cy Young

August 1, 2011

With two months left in the regular season three pitchers have emerged as contenders for the American League Cy Young.  Detroit’s Justin Verlander the League leader in strikeouts (178) and wins (15), New York’s CC Sabathia, the League leader in wins (15) and Los Angeles’ Jared Weaver, the League leader in ERA (1.88) are neck to neck to neck in the race for the League’s top pitching honor. See how the pitchers compare

Strikeouts (Blue), Walks (Orange) & Earned Runs (Green)

Check out their WHIP: Verlander Sabathia Weaver

Verlander and Weaver squared off yesterday with the Tigers getting the 3-2 victory as Verlander was four outs away from recording his second no-hitter of the season.  Sabathia will seek his 16th win when he takes the mound in the South Side of Chicago tonight.  Come October which hurler will collect the hardware?  More importantly though, which ace will still be pitching?

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Let the All-Star Match-up Begin!

July 12, 2011

Monday morning the lineup for tonight’s All-Star match up was set. Let’s take a look at how the starting pitchers match-up. Pitching for the National League is Roy Halladay of the Phillies. Halladay has a strong 11-2 record and has not lost a game in two months. The National League is hoping that his streak continues. Starting for the American League is Angels’ right-hander Jered Weaver who has an 11-4 record. Regardless of the performance of these two starters, both the National League and American League have strong pitching. The National League have Clayton Kershaw of the Dodgers and Cliff Lee of the Phillies, to name a few. On the other side, the American League has Alexi Ogando and C.J. Wilson, both of the Rangers. So which team do you predict will win?

Philadelphia leads the majors in ERA going into the all star break but only has 2 pitching representatives vs San Francisco’s 4. See how the two teams match up in pitching.

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