Winning 300 games, an automatic ticket to the Hall of Fame, isn’t a goal for Angels ace Jered Weaver. After notching career win No. 100 in Tuesday night’s 11-3 victory over the Texas Rangers in Angel Stadium, the right-hander said winning 100 games wasn’t even one of his goals.
“I just take it win by win, and see where I end up,” Weaver said. “It’s unbelievable to even fathom 300 wins. The guys who have done it are pretty good. It would be great to match that, but I don’t see that happening.
“A lot of those guys pitched on three days' rest, and they pitched for 20 years. I don’t know know if my body is going to hold up for 15 or 20 years.”
Weaver’s focus right now is to help the Angels reach the playoffs, and his seven-inning, three-run, six-hit effort against the Rangers, which improved him to 18-4 with a 2.79 earned run average on the season, helped the Angels move to within 6 1/2 games of Texas in the American League West with 14 games to play.