The Angels look to rebound from Friday's loss to Oakland, and luckily they have two chances to do so on Saturday, playing a pair of games Saturday afternoon against the A's. It is the first scheduled doubleheader in MLB since 2003. Jered Weaver and Ervin Santana start today for the Angels, opposed by Trevor Cahill and Rich Harden.
Weaver started the All-Star Game on Tuesday and pitched one inning, and he starts Game 1. He has allowed one run or less in each of his last five starts, and has allowed 10 total runs in his last nine starts, a run during which he is 5-0 with a 1.27 ERA. He leads the majors with a 1.86 ERA.
Mike Trout will have his stay with the Angels extended, as outfielder Peter Bourjos was placed on the disabled list before Friday's game with a tight right hamstring. The move is retroactive to July 8, so the earliest Bourjos can return is next Saturday, July 23. Trout drove in his first run on Friday night with an RBI single, and is 2-for-13 with a walk in four games this season.
Cahill is 8-7 with a 3.12 ERA in 20 starts this season. In 10 starts at home this season, he is 4-4 with a 2.66 ERA. Oakland was 5-13 heading into the break before last night's win.
The first game of today's doubleheader is scheduled for 1:10 p.m. PDT and will be televised by Fox. The second game is tentatively scheduled for 4:35 p.m. PDT and will be televised by Fox Sports West. For more news and information on the Angels, or on today's games, be sure to read the SB Nation blog Halos Heaven.