The Stat Line Of The Night — 4/10/11 — Jered Weaver
If Major League Baseball suddenly decided to hand out the AL Cy Young Award only two weeks into the season, their decision probably wouldn’t be a hard one, thanks to the incredible start to the season put together by the Los Angeles Angels’ Jered Weaver.
It isn’t often that a single run allowed over eight innings will cause a pitcher’s ERA to go up, however, that was the case for Weaver yesterday afternoon when he allowed the Toronto Blue Jays to get on the board in the sixth inning of their series finale. But while his ERA may have taken a hit by allowing that single run, his strikeout total was given a healthy boost after fanning 15 batters over 7.2 innings of work, en route to the 3-1 Angels victory.
With the win, Weaver now holds a 3-0 record on the season, with a solid 0.87 ERA and 27 total strikeouts. It is no easy feat shutting down the dangerous bats in the Jays line-up, but the 28-year-old righty did just that. As a result, he earns our “Stat Line of the Night” for Sunday, April 10, 2011.