There is nothing bitter about the sweetness of the latest activity by the Weaver brothers.
Angels manager Mike Scioscia was impressed with the way Weaver reacted after the Boston run."I thought Weav did a really good job of staying focused, settling down," Scioscia said. "They didn't bunch too many hits together. That's a terrific offensive club. Fortunately for us, Weav matched [Josh] Beckett pitch for pitch and we were able to break through." The Angels won it with a three-run seventh inning, manufacturing offense with speed (two steals), discipline (Vladimir Guerrero's leadoff walk), and clutch hits (Maicer Izturis' go-ahead single and Erick Aybar's two-run triple). Weaver didn't mind at all turning it over to the bullpen after striking out J.D. Drew looking with his 111th pitch. "He did a really good job of commanding both sides of the plate and locating his fastball," Boston left fielder Jason Bay said. "He didn't let you get comfortable on just one side of the plate." Boston, hitting .131 with eight hits and one run in 18 innings, will try to turn it around in Game 3 on Sunday against Scott Kazmir, who faces Clay Buchholz. "We need to keep it going now," said Weaver, who dedicated his win to the late Nick Adenhart, etching NA on the back of the mound in his customary fashion. "He'd probably have been up on the top step of the dugout and slapped me on the butt and told me, 'Nice job.' "He's got a great view. Hopefully, we can take it to Boston and win the first one for him."
Lyle Spencer is a reporter for MLB.com. This story was not subject to the approval of Major League Baseball or its clubs.Less