Major league ERA leader Jered Weaver will be going for his eighth straight win Tuesday night in Cleveland. When a pitcher has this type of success, teams are able to avoid any extended losing streaks, and this is the case for the Angels. During Weaver's steak, the Angels have gone 26-19, but have lost more than 2 games in-a-row just twice over that time-frame.
Weaver (13-4, 1.81 ERA) will look to duplicate his recent success. The right-hander was one of three Angel pitchers to shutout the Texas Rangers last Thursday. In that game, Weaver went 7 innings, giving up seven hits while striking out six. Over his last four starts, Weaver has compiled a 1.17 ERA in 30.2 innings, while holding opposing hitters to a .218 batting average.
Taking the hill for the Indians will be Josh Tomlin (11-4, 4.12 ERA). The right-hander has won his last four decisions, but has benefitted from good run support. During the 7-game span, Tomlin has allowed 20 runs in 44 innings (4.09 ERA), while his team mates have 34 runs in support of Tomlin.
The Angels continue to chase the AL West division leading Texas Rangers. Although the Angels have been playing solid baseball, the Rangers have increased their division lead by 2.5 games since the All-Star break.
Who's Hot - Last 7 Days:
Alberto Callaspo - 10 for his last 26 (.385), 3 2B
Erick Aybar - 7 for his last 23 (.304), 3 2B
Howie Kendrick - 8 for his last 19 (.421)
Lonnie Chisenhall - 5 for his last 14 (.357), 1 2B, 1 HR
Who's Cold - Last 14 Days:
Bobby Abreu - 3 for his last 23 (.130)
Torii Hunter - 4 for his last 24 (.167), 2 HR, 9 K
Jeff Mathis - 1 for his last 12 (.083)
Carlos Santana - 1 for his last 15 (.067)
Matt LaPorta - 2 for his last 15 (.133)
Orlando Cabrera - 2 for his last 13 (.154)
Game time is 4:05 (PDT) and will be show on Fox Sports West. For more Angels' news, be sure to check out Halos Heaven.