Found May 04, 2012 on Monkey with a Halo:

The May 4th, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim including Weaver "really had to pee" before the final inning of his no-hitter, Jered's dad didn't eat at all during the game, Scioscia gives Trumbo a vote of confidence at third base and much more...

The Story: Jered Weaver left the bench before the ninth inning of his no-hitter because "he really had to pee."

The Monkey Says: Hilarious, but Jered's speech and interviews afterwards probably set Californians and the half-baked surfer dude stereotype back a good 15 years.

The Story: Jered Weaver's dad did not eat at all during the no-hitter and for a few hours afterwards.

The Monkey Says: It was just so cool that his dad could be at the game.  The inadvertent hunger strike only adds to the lore, though plenty of people noticed that Papa Weaver made sure he was well supplied with a frosty beverage while his son worked his no-no magic.

The Story: Mike Scioscia gave Mark Trumbo an indirect vote of confidence as a third baseman.

The Monkey Says: And Trumbo rewarded him with a two-run throwing error.  Bravo!  Seriously though, Scioscia has no choice since Mark has been one of the best Angel hitters this season, he said, damning him with feint praise, and third base is really the only open defensive position to put him at in order to get him the at-bats he deserves.

The Story: Jered Weaver's fastball was the key to his no-hitter success.

The Monkey Says: That is almost always the case with Weaver which goes to show that he didn't really do anything particularly special that night in order to dominate the Twins, he just executed what he normally does better than usual.

The Story: Jered Weaver donated his game jersey and one of the no-hitter game balls to Cooperstown.

The Monkey Says: But Weaver did keep the ball from the final out, which I kind of hope he uses to in his next start, which is also against the Twins.  It would be the biggest taunt of all time.  Too bad it will never happen.

The Story: A day after the game, Jered Weaver is still basking in the afterglow.

The Monkey Says: Meanwhile, the rest of his team was soiling the memory of the game by almost getting no-hit themselves by Brandon Morrow.



Jered Weaver no-hits Twins

Weaver's no-no helps Angels forget bad start

ANAHEIM, Calif. On one grand and glorious evening, the Angels washed away the misery that was April. Rather, Jered Weaver washed it away. He did it with a no-hit pitching performance Wednesday night that was commanding and inspiring, and perhaps it will be the turning point in what has been a mostly moribund season at Angel Stadium. After he threw the last pitch of the game...

Weaver prolongs Twins' epic offensive drought

For the fifth time in team history, the Minnesota Twins finished a game without a hit. There was simply nothing the Twins could do Wednesday against Angels starter Jered Weaver, who tossed the first no-hitter of his career and the ninth in team history. Weaver got ahead in counts, changed speeds and simply made the Twins' batters look uncomfortable. In the end, it was a 9...

Jered Weaver twirls no-hitter vs. Minnesota Twins

Jered Weaver tossed the tenth no-hitter in Angels' history on Wednesday night, holding the Minnesota Twins to just two baserunners all night on a strikeout-passed ball and a walk. He struck out nine and even laughed in the face of superstition by relieving himself taking a piss right before taking the mound for the ninth inning. The Minnesota Twins are a horrible, horrible...

My Buddy MJ Lloyd Called the Jered Weaver No-Hitter

Last night Jered Weaver threw a no-hitter, blanking the Minnesota Twins 9-0. He walked one and struck out nine. The most amazing part of it as I watched it unfold was that one of my best buddies and resident Angels fan MJ Lloyd (of Halo Hangout and Off-Base Percentage) called it earlier in the day. Above are the text messages to prove it. Read more about it at the OC Register Angels...

Weaver pitches no-hitter, Angels beat Twins 9-0

For The Associated Press The Los Angeles Angels' commitment to Jered Weaver is paying off. Signed to a five-year, $85 million contract extension last August, the 29-year-old left-hander pitched his first no-hitter Wednesday night, dominating lowly Minnesota in a 9-0 cakewalk. All the Twins could muster against the two-time All-Star was one walk - and one other baserunner when...

Are No-Hitters On the Rise? No. Just the % of CGs.

Last night, Jered Weaver threw the 274th no-hitter in baseball history — or so the stories say. There have been two no-hitters so far this year, and ten so far in this young decade. Half of them came in 2010, the year whose no-hit frequency led some to dub it “The Year of the Pitcher.” And, indeed, the five regular-season no-hitters thrown in 2010 (along with a sixth, by Roy...

Weaver savors moments following no-no

ANAHEIM, Calif. Jered Weaver didnt stop celebrating until 3:30 in the morning. But several hours later, as he sat in the dugout reliving Wednesday nights no-hitter, he still wasnt ready for a good nights sleep. Im still a little bit pumped up, he said. I wish I could go back out there again tonight, but my arm wouldnt let me. Weaver and arm deserve a few nights off. His 121-pitch...

Halo Headlines: What if Pujols still played in Busch Stadium, Mike Trout is incredibly fast, Scioscia goes 'caveman' on the lineup

The May 3rd, 2012 edition of daily news for the Los Angeles Angels ...

Thoughts from the Air

A view from the cockpit.It's Saturday morning, and I'm flying from New York to Chicago, with aspirations to see the Dodgers at Wrigley this afternoon.Thinking back on recent days around baseball, developments have been a mix of good and bad.Wednesday night was delightful, as Jered Weaver threw a no-hitter at home and in front of his family. Cameras caught him sharing emotional...

Speed pays off for Angels' Trout

ANAHEIM, Calif. Mike Trouts speed has never been questioned, but now the Angels have proof that their rookie outfielder is blessed with inordinate speed. When he put down a bunt in the third inning Tuesday night against the Minnesota Twins, Angels third-base coach Dino Ebel timed him going from home plate to first in 3.53 seconds. Thats crazy fast. I knew he had a good time down...

Meanwhile in Anaheim, Vernon Wells batted in the two-hole

The eyes of the baseball world were on Anaheim tonight watching Jered Weaver throw a no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins. It was an incredible performance and truly amazing to watch. But it wasn't the only rarity for the Angels in the game. No, something almost as incredible to behold was going on right underneath everyone's noses, but it didn't get nearly the same...
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