The Los Angeles Angels' Jered Weaver is getting a rare opportunity in facing the beleaguered Minnesota Twins five days after recording his first career no-hitter at their expense.
The Twins are hoping a different venue for Monday night's rematch will help them avoid some dubious history.
Weaver (4-0, 1.61 ERA) faced two batters more than the minimum during his 9-0 masterpiece Wednesday in Anaheim -- Chris Parmelee reached on a dropped third strike in the second and Josh Willingham walked in the seventh.
The right-hander will become the first pitcher since Derek Lowe in 2002 to no-hit an opponent and face the same team in the next start and the sixth since the beginning of the 1991 season.
Hideo Nomo (2001), Scott Erickson (1994), Tommy Greene (1991) and Nolan Ryan (1991) are the others on that list, and their encore experiences were decidedly mixed. Greene had the best experience, following up his no-hitter against Montreal on May 23, 1991, with a three-hit shutout five days...