C.J. Wilson/Photo courtesy of Los Angeles Angels
C.J. Wilson has had an up-and-down season for the Angels. Friday’s performance against the Boston Red Sox was one of his best starts of the campaign.
He tossed eight innings and gave up five hits and no runs while striking out four and walking three in the Angels’ 1-0 victory that came to an end when Mike Trout hit a game-winning home run with two outs in the bottom of the ninth inning.
Wilson didn’t get the victory, but he received plenty of praise from manager Mike Scioscia.
“There are some guys in there in that lineup that will let you know if you’re missing spots and he just got some big outs,” Scioscia said. “I thought he used all his pitches. Didn’t bring his curveball into the game until maybe a little bit later. But had good fastball command, good changeup, cutter, used the slider well.”
Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson, the Angels’ player representative to the MLB Players’ Association and a former teammate of suspended Texas Rangers outfielder Nelson Cruz, addressed a crowd of reporters in the Angels dugout today. Here’s a sampling of his responses:
Pitcher C.J. Wilson is the Angels’ representative to the Major League Baseball Players’ Association, and he spoke at length about Ryan Braun‘s 65-game suspension and apology. Here’s the full transcript of his comments:
The Angels announced their pitching rotation for this weekend’s series against the Oakland A’s at Angel Stadium:
Friday: RHP A.J. Griffin (8-6, 3.68) vs. RHP Jered Weaver (3-5, 3.63)
Saturday: RHP Dan Straily (6-2, 4.28) vs. LHP C.J. Wilson (9-6, 3.37)
Sunday: RHP Bartolo Colon (12-3, 2.70) vs. RHP Jerome Williams (5-5, 4.60)
Also, Tommy Hanson is starting tomorrow night for the Single-A Inland Empire 66ers on a rehabilitation assignment. The 66ers are hosting the Lancaster JetHawks at San Manuel Stadium.