When it comes to soft-tossing right-handed pitchers — not a combination that usually goes well — the first name to come to mind is Hall of Fame pitcher Greg Maddux.
Maddux made his name by spotting upper-80s fastballs and for being a wizard of his secondary stuff, but mainly, he had pinpoint control that made him impossible to deal with.
Now, Jered Weaver is doing his best Maddux impression, at least against the Rangers.
He continued his dominance of Texas on Sunday, using nothing but a fastball that topped out at about 83 mph and off-speed stuff that would find its way into the 60s at time, but the Rangers had no answer for him as he went six innings and allowed just one run with four strikeouts and one walk.
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In his last 12 starts against the Rangers, he's now 7-1 with a 2.59 ERA, and those numbers look bad compared to his past against Texas in Anaheim.
Watch, Weaver will be painfully average against the rest of the league this season, but when he faces Texas, he'll be unhittable.