Today was Jered Weaver's 100th career start. He won for the 47th time, against just 22 losses, giving him a lifetime winning percentage of .681. Do you know how many active pitchers with 100 career starts have a higher winning percentage? One -- Pedro Martinez, with .684. Among active starting pitchers who have pitched at least 50 games, Jered's fifth in career winning percentage, behind Tim Lincecum (.740), Jon Lester (.706), and Josh Johnson (.690).
Among Angel starting pitchers with at least 50 games pitched, Jered is also first all-time in winning percentage. Top 8 list looks like this:
.681 (47-22) Jered Weaver (100 starts)
.651 (41-22) Joe Saunders (87)
.594 (98-67) John Lackey (222)
.582 (46-33) Bartolo Colon (95)
.579 (33-24) Bert Blyleven (80)
.568 (75-57) Jarrod Washburn (183)
.567 (102-78) Frank Tanana (218)
.561 (55-43) Ervin Santana (127)
Do you know how many starting pitchers in Major League history have started at least 100 games and compiled a higher winning percentage than Jered Weaver? Four. Also, Jered leads the American League this year in ... winning percentage!
And to think, as recently as a year ago, Jered Weaver was the object of serial hate-spasms by some of the assembled faithful....