SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. — Jered Weaver looked extremely sharp in his final tuneup before Monday’s season-opening start in Cincinnati, allowing two singles in seven shutout innings, striking out three and walking one in the Angels’ 7-1 exhibition loss to the Arizona Diamondbacks Tuesday night at Salt River Fields.
“I always try to treat the last spring game like a regular-season game,” said Weaver, who will be making his fourth straight opening-day start. “You mix your pitches like you would in a regular-season game. I like to end the spring on a good note, and feel like I did.”
Weaver threw 87 pitches. After walking a batter and hitting a batter in the first, the right-hander retired 12 straight before allowing his first hit of the game, a two-out infield single to A.J. Pollock in the fifth.
“That’s a terrific outing, I think,” Manager Mike Scioscia said. “They have some good hitters in their lineup. He was working spots all night. He did a great job. It’s not just a good workout but a confidence boost.”