Cheers to Jered Weaver who tossed a no-hitter Wednesday night against the Minnesota Twins. Only two players reached base during the game and Jered was as unhittable and unhittable could be. The vast majority of us will never see a no-hitter in person so here is the next best thing, a series of high quality photos capturing the action and emotion (and celebratory beers) of the night.
AP – Jered Weaver, a Southern California native who last year ensured he’d remain a Los Angeles Angel for the bulk of his career, injected his name into franchise lore on Wednesday night, throwing the 10th no-hitter in the club’s history.
Injecting some life into what had been a dismal season for the Angels, Weaver dominated the Minnesota Twins, striking out nine batters in a 9-0 Angels victory. Weaver cruised through a seamless bottom of the ninth, enduring a minor scare when the final batter of the game, Alexi Casilla, put a charge into a fly ball to right field. But Torii Hunter reeled the ball in just in front of the warning track, setting off a wild celebration at the mound as the Angel Stadium crowd broke into chants of “Weaver! Weaver!” Soon, his father, Dave, mother Gail and wife Kristin – they married last November – were on the field exchanging hugs, as well. Weaver’s only walk came with two outs in the seventh inning, to Josh Willingham. In the second inning, Chris Parmelee reached base after a dropped third strike. And that was it.