Weaver wound up with a no-decision in his team's 1-0 extra inning victory over Seattle. He pitched 9 shutout innings, scattering 7 hits, walking 1, and striking out 8 Mariners.
Bill James's Game Score*, this was Weaver's 4th best start of the season, but only second best non win.
Facing the Twins on May 28th, Weaver pitched 9 scoreless innings, giving up just 2 hits and 2 walks, with 7 strikeouts, in a 10-inning loss. The Game Scores for Jered Weaver these two No Decisions were 80 and 88, respectively.
*To calculate GmSc, start with 50 points. Add 1 point for each out recorded, (or 3 points per inning). Add 2 points for each inning completed after the 4th. Add 1 point for each strikeout. Subtract 2 points for each hit allowed. Subtract 4 points for each earned run allowed. Subtract 2 points for each unearned run allowed. Subtract 1 point for each walk.
Harang earned a Win while giving up 4 runs, on 13 hits and 3 walks, while striking out just one opposing batter. That batter was the opposing pitcher, Jeff Karstens. Harang's start earned a 23 GmSc.
As we'll see in a few minutes, Harang's Friday night was the 2nd worst outing for any starting pitcher earning a win this season. Below is an assemblage of 2011's lowest scoring Wins.
Max Scherzer, GmSc: 29
In his first start of the year, the third game of the season, Scherzer gave up 6 runs, over 5 innings, on 4 Yankee homers. If not for 6 strikeouts, he would have ended up in Harangutan territory on this list. The Tigers prevailed, ultimately, because Phil Hughes, Bartolo Colon, and the artist formerly known as Joba gave up 10 runs.
Nick Blackburn, GmSc: 29
A month ago, on the South Side of Chicago, Blackburn got the win despite giving up 10 hits and 5 earned runs over five innings. What's the worst part of his performance? He gave up a home run to 2011 Adam Dunn.
John Lackey, GmSc: 29
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Tim Wakefield, GmSc: 28
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Interestingly, Wakefield's ugly win came against the team at the bottom of the league in scoring, Seattle. Wakefield gave up 7 earned runs to the Mariners over 6 and a third. Their offense was more than enough to humble rookie Michael Pineda in their first encounter.
Kyle Drabek, GmSc: 27
defeating the Kansas City Royals in Kauffman Stadium on the evening of June 7th. His GmSc is particularly low because he failed to strike out anyone.
Aaron Harang, GmSc: 23
It's hard to believe a GmSc could be so low when only giving up 4 runs over 5 innings, but Harang was exceptionally gracious in allowing base runners on Friday night. Allowing only four runs on thirteen hits and three walks is more remarkable.
Jo-Jo Reyes, GmSc: 21
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