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Jered Weaver to start All-Star Game for AL

Posted on: July 10, 2011 3:59 pm
Edited on: July 10, 2011 4:13 pm
 
By Matt Snyder

PHOENIX - As expected, considering Justin Verlander is off the table, Angels starting pitcher Jered Weaver will start Tuesday's All-Star Game for the American League. It marks the first time since 1993 that an Angels starter gets the nod in the Midsummer Classic, when Mark Langston started (LA Times).

The right-handed Weaver is 11-4 with an MLB-best 1.86 ERA, 0.91 WHIP and 120 strikeouts in 140 1/3 innings pitched. If the Cy Young voting were held now, it would likely be a two-horse race between Weaver and Verlander, so the Weaver selection was the only real right answer here. Verlander is ineligible by rule to pitch in Tuesday's game, as he started Sunday for the Tigers.

Weaver, 28, has never pitched in an All-Star Game. He made the team last season but didn't appear in the actual game.

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hotmeuly
Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 22, 2011 12:00 am
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Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 7:20 am
 

Jered Weaver to start All-Star Game for AL

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Since: Mar 29, 2007
Posted on: July 11, 2011 2:03 pm
 

Jered Weaver to start All-Star Game for AL

And Weaver lost his arbitration case ... I hope the Angels are ready to pay up big time when his contract is up



Since: Jul 28, 2008
Posted on: July 11, 2011 10:33 am
 

Jered Weaver to start All-Star Game for AL

Congrats to Weaver, the best starting pitcher in the AL ..................



Since: May 25, 2011
Posted on: July 11, 2011 9:34 am
 

Jered Weaver to start All-Star Game for AL

At least in the MLB  All Star Game, they play for something. Unlike  all the others, especially.. The NFL's "  flag football""..."don't hurt the QB"..."take your family on vacation"...."popularity contest" All Star game.



Since: Oct 17, 2006
Posted on: July 11, 2011 2:53 am
 

Jered Weaver to start All-Star Game for AL

Tiger fan here....Amen Verlander is not pitching. Good luck to Weaver, just glad JV is not playing in the game.



Since: Jan 10, 2010
Posted on: July 11, 2011 12:28 am
 

Jered Weaver to start All-Star Game for AL

only an idiot like bud selig would make it possible for a wild card team to have home field advantage in the world series. it totally diminishes winning your divison or having the best record. and how is this decided you ask? by an exibition game!


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