Reporting from Surprise, Ariz. C.J. Wilson ran more than a mile before his Tuesday start, produced five shutout innings with five strikeouts and no walks, then ran again in the outfield for about 15 minutes.
"I'm looking forward to building up to nine innings," Wilson said afterward. "I'm trying to simulate pitching on a hot day in Texas."
Wilson's control, ability to get ahead of hitters in the count and sharp changeup have him "where he should be," Angels Manager Mike Scioscia said.
"I had good rhythm," Wilson said. "Each time, I have a goal, and I'm accomplishing those goals every time."
On Tuesday, he even turned two outs. He knocked down with his glove a hard grounder by Jeff Francoeur that went between Wilson's legs. Later he cleanly fielded a high chopper that he briefly lost in the sun.
THE MORALES WATCH
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