Jered Weaver was able to shake off the rust from being on the disabled list for six weeks and pitch six strong innings as the Angels defeated Dodgers 4-3 on Thursday night. Weaver gave the Angels alot of confidence as he gave up one run and five hits, striking out seven and walking none in six innings. Weaver was perfect through four innings before Andre Ethier doubled to deep center field leading off the fifth for the Dodgers' first hit. The Angels (24-29) have won nine of 11 games since to pull to within 8 1/2 games of the Rangers, and getting Weaver back should help this team.
Hyun-Jin Ryu was excellent on Tuesday night as he earned his first complete game in the major leagues, pitching a two-hitter against the Los Angeles Angels. Ryu changed speeds and worked both sides of the plate with ease all night long and he faced just over the minimum. Ryu (6-2) struck out seven and did not walk anyone. At one point, Ryu retired 19 consecutive batters during one stretch. He now has six victories and owns a 2.89 ERA. If Ryu can keep this going don't be surprised to see him in the All Star game in July.