From his first pitch of the game, Luke Weaver appeared to be on a mission. There would be no nibbling around the edges of the strike zone, no trying to mix in his curveball — he was going to be on the attack with his fastball-changeup combination.
The right-hander gave up some hard-hit balls, but the only thing that stood between him and a no-hitter was Eugenio Suárez’s broken-bat bouncer up the middle with one out in the seventh.
Weaver (1-0) finished the game having allowed just that one hit, one walk and one hit batter while striking out eight. He threw 94 pitches, 63 for strikes.
Eduardo Escobar continued his hot hitting as he collected a pair of hits, including a homer, the fourth straight game in which he has gone deep.