Jered Weaver Just 1 Inning Away From No-Hitter

Orange County Angels right-hander Jered Weaver will enter the ninth inning with a no-hitter against the Minnesota Twins.

Weaver's got quite a cushion, as the Angels scored once in the first inning, twice in the second, and three times in both the third and fourth innings to grab the 9-0 lead they've still got.

Chris Parmelee opened the top of the eighth inning with a fly to center field. The next batter, Trevor Plouffe, yanked an 0-2 pitch into the stands down the left-field line, just 10 feet foul. Two pitches later, Plouffe lifted a foul pop to Albert Pujols. And Clint Thomas followed with a foul pop to third baseman Mark Trumbo, ending the inning.*

* If anyone knows why Mark Trumbo's still playing third base in this situation, his team ahead by nine runs and his pitcher working on a no-hitter, please contact the American WTF Association of America.

Weaver's thrown 111 pitches; with his career high 128 pitches, another inning seems well within his grasp.

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