Post by specialk1307 on Aug 19, 2006 11:06:40 GMT -4
Angels win over struggling Mariners; rookie Weaver joins record books Aug. 19, 2006 CBS SportsLine.com wire reports
ANAHEIM, Calif. -- After joining Whitey Ford as the only AL rookies to win their first nine decisions as a starter, Jered Weaver was well aware of the significance of his company.
Weaver, a lanky 6-foot-7, 205-pounder with a deceptive delivery, held Seattle to three singles over seven innings in the Los Angeles Angels' 3-0 victory Friday night.
The 23-year-old Weaver, who lowered his ERA in 12 starts to 1.95, took his record-tying feat in stride.
"It's great to be mentioned in the same sentence with Whitey Ford," said Weaver, who added that he's familiar with the accomplishments of Ford, who set the record with the New York Yankees in 1950.
"I didn't expect anything like that," Weaver said. "It's great, but now I've got to start thinking about how to get that 10th win."
Keeping most of his pitches low and clipping the corners, Weaver struck out seven and issued just one walk to help deal the Mariners their ninth consecutive loss. It also was Seattle's 18th loss in a row to AL West opponents, a league record. Detroit lost 17 straight from 1996-97. Seattle's last win over a division rival was a 6-2 victory over the Angels on June 11.
Angels bench coach Ron Roenicke, sharing the managing duties with pitching coach Bud Black while manager Mike Scioscia serves a three-game suspension, continues to be impressed by the right-hander.
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