Monday, June 04, 2007
From the PI:
Jeff Weaver's simulated game Sunday morning didn't offer much clarity on his immediate future.What was left on the cutting room floor is the more important part of the story.
Because most of the reserves were in Sunday's starting lineup, only backup outfielder Jason Ellison was available to hit against Weaver. Batting practice pitcher Brett Merrick and conditioning coach Allen Wirtala also stood in against him. To give Weaver a look at a left-hander, McLaren took a turn in the left-handed batter's box without swinging.
The impromptu 4-man squad scored 11 runs on 14 hits including three Wirtala bombs, while McLaren was walked an amazing 7 times in 38 pitches.