Angels Pitching Ervin Santana and Jered Weaver on Three Days’ Rest vs. Rangers

There is only a month left in baseball’s regular season and the Texas Rangers lead the Angels by 2.5 games in the AL West. Texas took three of four from the Angels in Anaheim last week and the teams meet again for a three-game weekend series. Angels manager Mike Scioscia knows time is running out on the season so he’s decided to gamble for the monstrous series; he’s pitching Ervin Santana and Jered Weaver on short rest against Texas.

Dan Haren will start Friday against Derek Holland. Haren beat the Orioles the previous week so he has a full six days off. Santana, however, pitched eight innings on Tuesday against the White Sox. He’ll pitch Saturday against C.J. Wilson. Jered Weaver pitched seven scoreless innings on Wednesday to beat Chicago the day after signing a five-year extension with the club. Weaver will pitch Sunday against Colby Lewis.

Neither pitcher has ever started on three days’ rest. Now it’s time to see what they’re made of. Something tells me Weaver will be up for the task. Let’s hope Santana will be too.

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  • Gene

    Mike Scoscia keeps saying these games are no more important than any others.  I guess he is full of it.  Actions speak louder than words.  Why not just come out and say the Texas weekend series means more than an average game?  I hope the Angels get the sweep in spite of Scoscia’s comments..  

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=796888855 Lew Patton

    “Something tells me Weaver will be up for the task. Let’s hope Santana will be too.”

    So glad your sports reporting is so unbiased…

  • http://larrybrownsports.com Larry Brown

    I’m an Angels fan. Welcome to LBS.

  • http://openid.aol.com/lbprguy LBprGuy

    It started with benching Wells and Mathis … they are taking this seriously. Finally.