Found October 20, 2011 on
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C.J. Wilson's terrible postseason continued last night.
While it wasn't his worst start of the playoffs, he wasn't able to give the Rangers the elusive quality start that has become their white whale this postseason and he walked six batters. The most painful of those batters was Nick Punto, a player whose skills with the bat are such that he should be unintentionally walked about as often as we experience solar eclipses.
Allen Craig put the Cardinals up for good one batter later and Wilson departed with a loss for the third time in this playoff run. This would normally be the spot where we bemoan the performance of the Rangers' nominal ace and/or marvel at the fact that the Rangers have made it this far while getting so little from Wilson.
But we're not going to do that. Instead we're going to celebrate Wilson doing something that has never happened before. As Craig Calcaterra of Hardball Talk pointed out early Thursday, Wilson's loss means that he ha...
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C.J. Wilson wasn't expecting to head into free agency like this. The Rangers' ace left-hander has lost the All-Star Game, Game 1 of the American League Division Series and Game 1 of the World Series all in the same calendar year.
Oh my gosh it's World Series time. Finally. Those two days without baseball sucked.
C.J. Wilson and the Texas Rangers are already in St. Louis getting all geared up for Game 1 against Chris Carpenter and the Cardinals tonight at 8:05pm ET on FOX.
You know, something about C.J. bothers me. I can't quite put my finger on it, but I never have trusted a man who doesn...
Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson makes no secret of it. He knows that
with his wide and eclectic interests off the field, people look at
him a little differently from many other baseball players.
The Cardinals beat the Rangers 3-2 in game one of the 2011 World Series. The difference in the game turned out to be the walks. The Rangers pitchers walked six batters, all by C.J. Wilson. The last one, in the sixth inning, brought up Allen Craig to pinch hit, and he delivered the game winning RBI. Wilson failed to go after Nick Punto, a career .249 hitter, and it cost the Rangers...
The Cards and Rangers relied big bats and lockdown bullpens to reach the World Series. Will that trend hold in Game 1, or will we see a duel between Chris Carpenter and C.J. Wilson?
Rangers pitcher CJ Wilson on Colby Lewis and pitching in Game 2 of World Series.More at MLB.com and TexasRangers.com
Looking at the free agent market for starting pitchers can be quite depressing. As of this writing it’s not known whether C.C. Sabathia will be a free agent. The next best free agent pitcher after C.C. assuming he opts-out is C.J. Wilson of the Texas Rangers and it’s widely believed Wilson will command a hefty price. Wilson is a good pitcher, but I don’t think he’s worth...
Move over, Ted Williams, and make room in the freezer. Rangers pitcher C. J. Wilson chilled out for 2 ½ minutes in a cryotherapy chamber...