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Entries from Empyreal Environs tagged with “Wilson (C.J.)”

Once in a Blue Moon

Even C.J. Wilson can get a win. The Red Sox were feckless at the plate. They had no extra base hits and went1-for-10 with runners in scoring position. Zach Stewart got rocked. I never noticed that the rocks at Angel Stadium at Anaheim made an “A.” In Hawai‘i Creole English when someone makes “A” it means they are making an ass of themselves. Game 131: August 29, 2012 Boston Red Sox62-69 3 L: Zach Stewart (1-3) No extra base hits Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim68-62 10 W: C.J. Wilson (10-9)2B: Torii Hunter – 2 (18), Erick Aybar – 2 (24), Kendry Morales (18), Alberto Callaspo (14)HR: Morales (17), Chris Ianetta (7)...

str8edgeracer Tweets Triumphantly

Motoring to Motor City next. Will work on the novel on the way there--feeling inspired after winning the Beantown series. 1 day, 6 hours ago Cameron knocked a dinger off Neftali but the rookie blew away the rest of the batters. Unbelievable heat! 1 day, 6 hours ago Again with the Nava kid, this time I walked him with two outs. Now it’s up to the bullpen 1 day, 5 hours ago Whew, got Beltre to strikeout with two runners on and two out. 1 day, 6 hours ago @ErinAndrews I walked that guy who has a crush on you, same one who hit a grand slam on the first MLB pitch he saw, but got out of it. 1 day, 6 hours ago Double steal by my boys in the fifth! Borbon and Andrus are like DEER. 1 day, 7 hours ago Got some runs to work with thanks to Cruz. Managed to get Youkilis out--he should have gone to the All-Star game. 1 day, 7 hours ago Getting into a groove--struck out the side in the third. 1 day, 8 hours ago Rough going in the 2nd--Beltre has always killed me. Hope he goes back to the NL...

C.J. and the Heir

Despite the Red Sox lack of offense and eventual loss, this game showcased ace-in-the-making Clay Buchholz’s promise. Over six innings the slim starter allowed a mere three baserunners, permitting two singles and one base on balls. Converted reliever C.J. Wilson matched him inning for inning across those six innings, turning almost the exact same line but with an additional walk. Wilson’s outs came mostly on the ground (13 ground outs to 4 fly outs) while Buchholz racked up the whiffs (10 total). Both pitchers wavered in the seventh, hitting an invisible wall of ineffectualness. For Wilson, perhaps it was because he hasn’t been stretched out as a starter. For Buchholz, it could be his lack of major league experience. For both, it may have been an early season lack of stamina. The Rangers took advantage of Buchholz’s weakening and capitalized on Josh Hamilton’s seventh inning leadoff double. The Red Sox starter betrayed a bit of nervousness when he wildly launched the ball past Kevin Youkilis after fielding Andres Blanco’s bunt. J.D. Drew ran in all the way from right field to track down the ball near the tarp. Adrian Beltre failed to catch Drew’s throw and Blanco ended up at...


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