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Los Angeles Angels right-hander, Jered Weaver, dealt a no-hitter against the punchless Minnesota Twins last night. Only two Twins reached base in the game…. Chris Parmelee scrambled to first after a strike out / passed ball in the second inning, and Josh Willingham drew a walk in the seventh.
Weaver, W(4-0) 9IP / 0 H / 0 R / 1 BB / 9K
Weaver used 121 pitches to complete the game, 77 of which were strikes:
76 Fastballs: 83-93 mph, 88 avg mph(46 4-seamers: 83-93 mph, 88.4 avg mph) (30 2-seamers: 85-90 mph, 87.7 avg mph)
18 Curveballs: 70-76 mph, 73 avg mph
14 Changeups: 75-81 mph, 79 avg mph
13 Sliders: 80-86 mph, 82 avg mph
Jered controlled both sides of home plate, using a combination of cutting 4-seamers and tailing 2-seamers to dot the corners. The 2-seamer was regularly called a “no-seam fastball” during the game by Angels announcer, Mark Gubicza. Presumably, Weaver does not rest his fingertips on any seams when he grips this pitch. He struck out three batters...