Sorry, Gail Weaver.
One of your sons had to win and one had to lose.
The mother of Dodgers right-hander Jeff Weaver(notes) and Angels right-hander Jered Weaver(notes) said she and her husband, Dave, were "pulling for a scoreless game through seven, eight innings. Let the bullpens come in and decide it" Saturday night.
While neither son went all nine in the majors' first starting pitching matchup between brothers in nearly seven years, big brother Jeff Weaver and the Dodgers came out on top 6-4 at Angel Stadium in Anaheim.
Jeff allowed two earned runs over five innings, striking out four and throwing 66 pitches in his spot start, which featured the eighth set of brothers to face each other in the long history of the majors.
Jered, who has grown into one of the AL's top starters, was knocked around for six earned runs and 10 hits over 5 1/3 innings, his roughest outing this season.
"He's got the upper hand on me the past 26 years," Jered Weaver said, grinning. "We're going to laugh about it. It was fun. Hopefully, we don't have to go through it again."
At least somebody tailored the Weaver folks some unique-looking Dodgers-Angels chimera jerseys (VIDEO), the kind the mayor of a two-team town might wear because he wants to appear impartial. Who you got tonight? Dogels? Andgers? Both?
The game happened at an AL park, so neither pitcher had the chance to bat against the other.
How would Gail Weaver have handled that?
"I wouldn't want to be the people sitting around them during the course of the game," said Jeff, a first-round pick of the Tigers in 1998.
Jered, the Angels' first-round pick in 2004, is six years younger at 26 — which means the boys never really had to compete against each other when they were younger.
"Unless you count Wiffle ball," Mrs. Weaver said.
That wasn't the case when Jered broke into the majors by taking Jeff's roster spot with the Angels in 2006. That turned out OK for Jeff, who was picked up by the Cardinals and won a World Series ring with them.
And it set both Weavers on a course for this unusual matchup.
It was the 21st time brothers squared off, but only the third such game in the past 20 years; the Cardinals' Andy Benes topped the Cubs' Alan Benes in September 2002 in the previous matchup, and L.A.'s Ramon Martinez(notes) beat Montreal's Pedro in 1996.
Most of the fraternal fun has come courtesy of the Brothers Niekro, Phil and Joe, who faced each other nine times between 1968 and 1982, with Joe winning five games.
Greg Maddux(notes) and Mike Maddux split a pair of starts in the '80s, Pat Underwood outdueled Tom Underwood 1-0 in 1979 and Gaylord Perry took the loss against Jim Perry — who received no decision — in 1973.
Virgil and Jess Barnes faced each other five times in the 1920s.
I wonder how their parents could stand it.