New baby, same Weaver …
Jered Weaver was with his wife, Kristin Travis, as she delivered the couple’s second child and first daughter on Monday, then pitched six innings of two-run ball in a win over the Phillies on Wednesday.
The stress of a new baby had no ill effects.
“It was all good,” Weaver said, smiling. “A great day on Monday. To have a daughter come into the world was pretty special. My wife let me get my rest after that. She’s still in the hospital, and we get to bring her home on Thursday. So I’ll fly in on Friday to meet the guys in Texas, and I’m looking forward to tomorrow and bringing her home.”
Josie was born weighing seven pounds and 14 ounces, and measuring 19 1/2 inches, roughly 13 months after Weaver’s first child, Aden, came into the world. The couple induced labor so that Weaver wouldn’t miss a start. Told it’s a good thing his wife wasn’t the one who had to pitch after giving birth, Weaver deadpanned.
“I feel like she could’ve done just as good.”
- David Freese was told of his 10-game hitting streak, and asked if it was a sign that he was about to get hot, so he smiled and said: “I think I’ve been doing pretty good these last few months.” He has. Freese is quietly batting .291 since the start of June, lifting his batting average from .203 to .257.
- Mike Trout went 0-for-4 with a strikeout and a ground-ball double play on Wednesday and has just four hits in his last 29 at-bats, putting his batting average at .294.
- Joe Smith gave up a run in back-to-back appearances for the first time since July 19-26, 2013. He still has a 2.21 ERA.