by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/18/2013) Angels starter C.J. Wilson was outdueled by opposing starter Chris Sale for the second consecutive start Friday night against the White Sox.
Wilson, who made his ninth start of the season, surrendered a solo home run to Alex Rios in the first and a run-scoring single to Conor Gillaspie in the seventh for his only damage of the night. He was charged with two runs and six hits over seven innings of work as he suffered his third loss of the season. He struck out three and walked two in a 3-0 defeat.
Wilson is scheduled to make his next start Wednesday at home against the Mariners. He allowed three runs over 5 1/3 innings of work in his last start against Seattle on April 26.
C.J. Wilson solid in losing effort
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (5/13/2013) Angels starter C.J. Wilson turned in a solid performance but was outdueled by opposing starter Chris Sale in Sunday's 3-0 defeat to the White Sox.
Wilson was dominant early, but faltered late into his outing. He pitched six scoreless innings before allowing three runs in the seventh, including a two-run single to Alexei Ramirez that broke a scoreless game. The left-hander was charged with three runs and six hits over 6 2/3 innings of work as he suffered his second loss of the season. He walked four and struck out three in 107 pitches, 63 strikes.
Wilson (3-2) has allowed three runs or fewer in all but one of his eight starts this season. He has a 3.88 ERA and a 1.54 WHIP in that span. The 32-year-old will get another crack at the White Sox in his next start at home Friday. He is 1-0 with a 4.00 ERA in three starts at home.
C.J. Wilson Ks 12 in defeat
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (5/7/2013) Angels starter C.J. Wilson mowed down 12 Astros batters in Houston Tuesday night. Unfortunately, he still suffered the loss to fall to 3-1 on the year.
Wilson suffered his first defeat as only two of the seven runs he gave up were allowed with Hank Conger making three errors in the field. Wilson allowed seven hits and two walks over 6 1/3 innings and was hurt by two long balls. Jose Altuve went deep off him in the first inning and Chris Carter smashed a three-run blast in the third.
Wilson, who needed 114 pitches and threw 79 for strikes, had won two straight starts entering Tuesday. His ERA remains solid at 3.86 and he should be able to bounce back nicely. Wilson has 44 Ks over 42 innings and next starts Sunday in Chicago.
C.J. Wilson could thrive in Week 6
by Chris Towers | CBSSports.com (5/4/2013) Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson has been pitching around baserunners all season long, and his recent four-game stretch of solid outings is no different. He has a 3.42 ERA over the last 23 2/3 innings, but 15 walks have led to a 1.61 WHIP.
Though Wilson did walk four Astros in an earlier start, both Houston and Chicago rank in the bottom-10 in the league in on-base percentage. No team has walked fewer times than Chicago, with its .284 team OBP. With two starts, even the shaky Wilson should be helpful for you.
C.J. Wilson earns win despite walking five
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (5/1/2013) Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson moved to 3-0 on the season with a win against the A's Wednesday despite walking five batters and allowing six hits in 6 1/3 innings. Wilson surrendered two earned runs while striking out five.
Wilson owns a 4.04 ERA in 35 2/3 innings but also has a mediocre 32:22 K:BB ratio. He'll take his next turn against the Astros in Houston Tuesday.
C.J. Wilson gets past Mariners
by Adam Moore | CBSSports.com (4/27/2013) Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson picked up his second win Friday night against the Mariners. Wilson, who made his fifth start, allowed three runs on seven hits over 5 1/3 innings in the 6-3 win.
The left-hander had to work himself out of several jams, including in the fourth inning when he loaded with bases with no outs. However, Wilson was able to escape the frame with only allowing one run, which came after he plunked Kelly Shoppach.
The 32-year-old was able to strikeout the next two batters he faced and was pulled after surrendering a sacrifice fly in the bottom of the sixth inning after throwing 110 pitches. He finished with a season-high nine strikeouts and two walks, while improving to 2-0 with a 4.30 ERA.
Wilson is slated to face the Athletics for the second time on the year Wednesday at Oakland. He earned a no-decision the first time he faced the division rival after allowing four runs over six innings on April 9.
C.J. Wilson takes ND in fourth start
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/21/2013) Angels starter C.J. Wilson made his fourth start in Sunday's series finale against the Tigers. He allowed three runs on five hits over six innings.
The left-hander gave up a run in the second before surrendering a two-run homer to Prince Fielder in the fifth. Wilson, who threw 109 pitches, left with the game tied 3-3.
He also struck out four and walked four in the no-decision.
Wilson (1-0) is scheduled to pitch Friday against the Mariners. He went 2-0 with a 3.06 ERA in three starts against Seattle last season.
C.J. Wilson earns first win Sunday
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (4/14/2013) Angels starter C.J. Wilson was a little shaky with his command on Sunday in his outing against the Astros. Still, he was good enough to earn the win.
Wilson allowed just one earned run on the outing over six solid innings as he gave up five hits and walked four batters. He threw 115 pitches over his six innings and couldn't get deeper into the game despite holding Houston to just an RBI from Matt Dominguez in the second inning.
The 32-year-old finally earned his first win in his third try Sunday as he moved to 1-0 on the season. He'd been a little shaky entering Sunday's outing and has walked at least three batters in all three starts. That said, he's up to 14 Ks after striking out three against the Astros.
Wilson will attempt to earn his second win when he next takes the mound on Saturday against Detroit next week.
C.J. Wilson Ks seven in no-decision
by Ed Gauna | CBSSports.com (4/10/2013) Angels starter C.J. Wilson gave up some early damage in his outing against the A's on Tuesday but was able to settle down late. The left-hander allowed four runs on six hits over six innings of work.
Wilson was tagged with a three-spot in the first before surrendering a solo homer to Coco Crisp the following frame. He cruised after that and was done after throwing 110 pitches, 64 for strikes.
The 32-year-old left in line for the win but the bullpen was unable to hold the lead.
Wilson also struck out seven and walked three in the no-decision. His next start is scheduled for Sunday against the Astros.
C.J. Wilson escapes with quality start
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com (4/3/2013) Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson eked out a quality start Wednesday in a no-decision against the Reds, allowing five hits and four walks while giving up four runs (three earned) in six innings. He also struck out four batters while throwing 91 pitches.
Wilson's next turn in the rotation should come Tuesday against the A's in the team's home opener.
C.J. Wilson should be ready to go Wednesday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/30/2013) Angels starter C.J. Wilson told MLB.com Friday that he feels fine after being drilled by a line drive while pitching his final spring game against the Giants' Triple-A affiliate.
He finished spring training with a 7.11 ERA and a 1.97 WHIP in four starts. According to manager Mike Scioscia, the left-hander should be fine for Wednesday's start at Cincinnati.
"He felt good -- he got up and down seven times," Scioscia said. "He got hit on the calf with a comebacker, but he's fine, and he'll be ready to go Game 2 next Wednesday."
C.J. Wilson struggles vs. Royals
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/22/2013) Angels starter C.J. Wilson was knocked around in Friday's Cactus League contest against the Royals. Wilson, who made his fourth start of the spring, was charged with eight runs -- six earned -- on eight hits in just 2 2/3 innings of work. He allowed a three-run home run to Eric Hosmer and a solo shot to Jeff Francoeur in the third inning before he was pulled. He also struck out five and walked. His ERA stands at 7.11 this spring.
"In spring training, you have to take everything with a grain of salt," Wilson said. "The infield is a little bit hard. The ball travels really well. The adrenaline isn't quite there."
C.J. Wilson solid vs. Padres
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/17/2013) Angels starter C.J. Wilson turned in a solid outing in Sunday's contest against the Padres in Cactus League play. Wilson, who made his third start of the spring, allowed a two-out run-scoring single to Chris Denorfia in the third inning for his only damage of the day. He allowed just one run on five hits in 5 1/3 innings of work in a 7-4 victory. He also struck out two and walked one as he saw his ERA drop to 1.60.
"I thought he was excellent," Angels manager Mike Scioscia said, per MLB.com. "For one stretch, he was getting under his changeup a little bit and it was elevated. But for the most part, his stuff, it was firm. He did a good job controlling the game, the running game. I thought he pitched the way you want him to pitch when he gets his first start of the season."
Wilson gets his pitch count up
by Jeff Lippman | CBSSports.com (3/12/2013) Angels starter C.J. Wilson made an appearance in an intrasquad game on Tuesday as most of his teammates had an off day, reports MLB.com. Wilson got his pitch count up to 60 with the appearance and struck out seven batters over four innings. He gave up a couple of tough-luck runs but was otherwise solid. "That's the fun part," Wilson said. "You can roll out of bed and throw 30 to 40 pitches if you're a starting pitcher. It's not that hard. But once you get to 60, 70, 80, 100, 120, that's when you have to start making adjustments throughout the game. And as your body gets a little tired or your stuff degrades and it's not as sharp, then other pitches might actually get better -- like the changeup might get better, the curveball might get better -- just with repetition and feel."
Wilson picks up first spring win
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com (3/7/2013) Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson turned in a solid performance as he picked up his first Cactus League win in Thursday's contest against the Padres. Wilson pitched three innings of work and allowed with a run six hits. He struck out two and did not issue a walk in a 12-3 victory. His only run allowed came in the second inning when he gave up a solo shot to Jesus Guzman. "Even that's something you need to practice," Wilson said. "You have to recover after a home run. You have to fight through a long inning. It's great when you're coasting, but the regular-season won't always go great. You have to respond, and you have to get mentally prepared for that right now."
Wilson moves past arm troubles
by Bill Passonno | CBSSports.com (3/2/2013) Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson surrendered two runs and four hits over 1 2/3 innings during Los Angeles' 4-3 loss to Milwaukee in his first Cactus League appearance Saturday. Wilson, who had offseason surgery to remove bone spurs in his left elbow, notched two strikeouts and did not permit a walk. "We've played so many games already, so I've been itching to get in there," said Wilson, who is not being held to any restrictions this spring. "In the first inning I overcooked a couple of balls just from being anxious."
Wilson recovered from surgery
by Michael Hurcomb | CBSSports.com (2/11/2013) The Los Angeles Times reports Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson, who had October elbow surgery to remove bone spurs, said he has thrown four bullpen sessions and said he won't have any limitations in spring training.
Wilson's recovery on track
by Nando Di Fino | Senior Fantasy Writer (1/15/2013) Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson, who has been playing long toss since December, expects to be ready for spring training after undergoing surgery to remove bone spurs in October. I have normal extension again, Wilson told the Los Angeles Times. Before, I could only bend it, stretch it up to around 30%. Wilson said that he started losing motion in July; he previously noted that he couldn't throw his sinker at one point in the season because of the pain. I knew I needed surgery," Wilson explained, "because I had gone through the same thing in 2008."