The fading Jered Weaver

It’s hard to look at a pitcher who has a record like Jered Weaver and say that he’s in a slump, but at the time when the Angels are struggling to avoid major disappointing season, Weaver seems to be fading.

 When you look at Weaver’s 16-4 record after losing a 2-1 squeaker to the Mariners yesterday, I don’t blame you for wondering what I’m writing about. Particularly when you add that Weaver’s ERA is 2.86 and his WHIP of 1.029 is the best in the AL. But, you need to realize that through his starts of August 6, Weaver was 13-1 with a 2.13 ERA and a 0.916 WHIP.

Look at his numbers in his last five starts:

Date

GS

CG

Tm W-L

W-L

IP

H

R

ER

BB

SO

HR

ERA

BAA

8/12/2012 to 9/2/2012

5

0

2-3 1-3

29.1

34

21

20

11

20

7

6.14

.293

 WHIP = 1.546

But as you compare his heat maps up to and through his August 6 starts to those from August 12 and beyond, you see an entirely different (and probably tired) pitcher.

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