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Weaver steps up in tough matchup

Right-hander has faced his share of No. 1s and had success once again in victory

Updated: July 17, 2010, 12:37 PM ET
By Mark Saxon | ESPNLosAngeles.com

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- When the Angels were in Detroit in May, Jered Weaver matched up with Justin Verlander. A few weeks later, when they were in St. Louis, it was Chris Carpenter's night to pitch. The next month, the Angels ventured to Kansas City and Weaver hooked up with Zack Greinke.

All three times he has faced the Seattle Mariners, it has been Felix Hernandez's turn.

If you think it has been easy for Weaver to grow into the Angels' staff ace, you haven't paid close attention. He ...

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