To note, Weaver has had one good start since coming off of the DL. Of course, he is still effectively in his “just coming out of spring training” phase of the season thanks to his injury. His velocity has been a little better since coming back, but he needs to right his ship, and right it quick. With a near automatic loss in Joe Blanton, this team can ill-afford or Weaver to be under performing.
Outside of the offense, the defense was supposed to be one of the biggest strengths of this team, and Alberto Callaspo‘s recent lull in the field has been a lightning rod for scrutiny.
Speaking of defense
To be fair to Hank Conger‘s mentioning in this article, he rates highly among Major League backstops in terms of pitch framing. He also has at least a little bit of arm strength, unlike Chris Iannetta.
I didn’t get the memo, but it seems that this is “Pimp Howie Kendrick” week.
Put pitching staff in dumpster. Pour gasoline into said dumpster. Light dumpster on fire.
Although troubling, his hitting slump is not nearly as annoying as his fielding slump.
Congratulations, Mike Trout. Please sign this blank check that Arte Moreno
was forced to has already agreed to.
ALL THE PITCHING! Oh. There’s more? There’s a video. Wow! Seriously, watch the video.