Weaving A Gem

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Jered Weaver has made a career of owning the Toronto Blue Jays these past few years. And on Sunday, he picked up where he left off last season.

Going into Sunday’s game in Los Angeles, Weaver boasted a career record of 6-1 with an ERA of 2.93 lifetime while holding the Blue Jays to a .222 batting average. In 2009 in particular, Weaver dominated the Blue Jays with a three-hit complete game victory and a three-hit victory with ten strikeouts.

So it was fitting when Jered Weaver whiffed 15 batters in yet another victory over the Toronto Blue Jays. His four-seamer and slider were on point all afternoon and kept the Blue Jays hitters off balance for nearly eight innings.


Lost in the brilliance which was Jered Weaver’s gem was Jo-Jo Reyes and his very admirable start. He didn’t rack up the strikeouts like Weaver did, but Reyes had a very respectable seven inning performance.

The loss capped off what was arguably a bit of a disappointing weekend at the plate for the Blue Jays. Over the course of three games in LA, they left a total of 38 men on base and hit .171 with runners in scoring position.

In regards to Friday and Sunday’s games, it’s easy to trace back to went well and what didn’t. On Sunday however, the Blue Jays just so happened to run into some phenomenal starting pitching. You really have to tip your cap to Jered Weaver for a job well done.

So who’s the next starting pitcher the Blue Jays will face? Only last year’s American League Cy Young Award winner, Felix Hernandez. Oh crap.

Ian Hunter

Ian has been writing about the Toronto Blue Jays since 2007. He enjoyed the tail-end of the Roy Halladay era and vividly remembers the Alex Rodriguez "mine" incident. He'll also retell the story of Game 5 of the 2015 ALDS to his kids for the next 20 years.

2 thoughts on “Weaving A Gem

  • April 11, 2011 at 8:48 pm

    Even worse than the pitcher the Jays are facing is the 10pm start time. Monday games that finish at 1am are not conducive to a fully functioning brain on Tuesday.

  • April 11, 2011 at 8:52 pm

    Mattt, much like the players dealing with the jet lag, it's also taxing on the fans as well. Yet there we'll be, glued to the television for the 10:00pm start time, and thus tired as hell tomorrow!

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