Weathers pitched four innings in Sunday's 5-3 win over St. Louis, allowing two runs on four hits. He failed to record a strikeout and did not factor in the decision. Weathers allowed all four hits allowed in the first inning, including a Nolan Arenado two-run home run, but he settled down to pitch a clean second through fourth. Manager Jayce Tingler appears content to deploy Weathers in a short-start/long-relief role, and with limited strikeout upside he most likely needs to pitch in a different role to become fantasy relevant.
Weathers will start Sunday's game against the Cardinals, Kevin Acee of The San Diego Union-Tribune reports. The 21-year-old has pitched three innings of relief in each of his past two outings, but he'll make the start in Sunday's series finale versus St. Louis. Weathers may not pitch deep enough to qualify for the victory given his recent workload, and Dinelson Lamet could be in the mix to work behind him.
Weathers (2-1) pitched three scoreless innings in relief, allowing just one hit and one walk while striking out three to earn the win against the Giants on Sunday. Weathers relieved Chris Paddack in the fourth inning and cruised through three innings of his own. The 21-year-old has been able to succeed in multiple roles this season, carrying a 0.81 ERA and 0.72 WHIP with 20 strikeouts through 22.1 innings. Part of his success is his ability to avoid the long ball, as he's given up just one home run in eight appearances.
Weathers (1-1) took the loss in Tuesday's 2-1 defeat against the Pirates, pitching three relief innings and allowing four hits and one run with one strikeout. Weathers followed starter Dinelson Lamet and pitched OK despite being saddled with the loss. He left his start last week with joint inflammation in his left arm. It's fair to expect San Diego to score more runs in the future and Weathers' 0.93 ERA and 0.72 WHIP in 19.1 innings show the potential he has if used consistently in this kind of role.
Padres manager Jayce Tingler indicated that Weathers (arm) felt good coming out of a bullpen session Sunday, Dennis Lin of The Athletic reports. Both Weathers and Dinelson Lamet (forearm) were able to complete their respective side sessions without incident, leaving both in the mix to start Tuesday's game against the Pirates for the time being. The Padres will turn to reliever Miguel Diaz to make a spot start for Chris Paddack (COVID-19 injured list) in Monday's series opener, but he would likely head back to the bullpen or move back to the minors if both Weathers and Lamet are cleared to return Tuesday or at some point later in the week. Weathers experienced arm fatigue in his most recent outing April 28, but Tingler remains optimistic that the rookie will avoid a stint on the IL.
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