Saturday, July 29, 2006

Game 102 - Angels 2nd of 6

Update: Two words to describe this game: BIG PAPI

As usual all statistics were found at the day by day database at Baseball Musings.

Beckett versus the Angel wonder kid Jered Weaver. Beckett is 13 and 5 with a 4.77 ERA this year. To say the least Beckett has been a streaky pitcher this year. Won his first 3 starts going 7 innings in each of them and all were quality starts. His next 3 starts he went 0 and 1 giving up 5 runs in 7 1/3 innings, 8 runs in 3 2/3 innings and 4 runs in 5 innings. His next 4 starts were all quality starts going at least 6 inning. In his next 3 starts Josh wen 0 and 2 and he had no quality starts giving up 7 runs in 4 2/3 innings, 7 runs in 1 1/3 innings and 3 runs in 5 1/3 innings. His next 3 starts (all against NL teams) he went 3 and 0 with all three starts being quality starts. He then alternated his wins over the next 5 starts with all of the wins being quality start and all of the losses being horrendous.

Weaver is 7 and 0 with a 1.15 ERA in 7 starts this year. All seven of his starts have been quality starts and he has allowed 0, 2, 2, 0, 1, 0, and 1 run in those starts. He has gone at least 6 1/3 innings in each start but has not gone more than 7 innings. To quote Bob Ryan of the Globe "This guy is the goods".

Weaver has never faced the Sox in his short time in the majors, let's hope that he is like his brother when he does face them today. Jeff has made 11 starts and 2 relief appearnces with a 3 and 4 record and a 6.05 ERA. In those 11 starts he had 5 quality starts against the Sox and won 2 of them. At Fenway Jeff was 2 and 2 with a 6.28 ERA in 7 starts (3 quality).

As for the Spankees they get to face Jae Seo of the sparkling 2 and 9 record and 5.71 ERA. I would not be surprised if tomorrow we find the Sox looking up at the Yankees in the standings. preview is here.
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