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C.J. Wilson will start back-to-back games for Angels

May 12, 2012, 1:46 AM EDT

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Cole Hamels isn’t old school. C.J. Wilson is old school.

After throwing 22 pitches before a rain delay halted his start Friday, Wilson will get the ball  again Saturday against his former team, the Rangers.

Wilson was charged with four runs in one-third of an inning and the loss after coming out tonight. Just one of those runs scored before he was replaced by Jerome Williams.

Williams, who was supposed to start Saturday, went on to pitch 6 2/3 innings and give up six runs out of the pen. Texas won the game 10-3 to improve to 22-11 on the season, while the Angels fell to 14-19.

The Rangers will counter Wilson with Matt Harrison on Saturday.

Evan Grant of the Dallas Morning News points out that Wilson will be the first pitcher to start back-to-back games since Aaron Myette did so under similar circumstances for the Rangers in 2002. Myette faced just one batter in his start on Sept. 3 and then came out after gave up five runs in three innings in a loss to Baltimore a day later.

  1. miketreedy - May 12, 2012 at 2:09 AM

    Not sure why they didn’t just keep him in the game tonight. His era jumped nearly a point after tonight’s game. By the time he leaves Arlington his era maybe over 5.

  2. storebrandcookies - May 12, 2012 at 2:25 AM

    Wow, wasn’t expecting this. Looks like he’ll get booed twice in as many days. As usual the Rangers will be looking to be beasting and feasting against their former teammate.

  3. randygnyc - May 12, 2012 at 2:34 AM

    In his defense, it was a 2 hour rain delay. I think it makes Darvish look more like the stud.

  4. Ben - May 12, 2012 at 2:41 AM

    Oh, I just looked at the box score and figured they pulled him ’cause he sucked.

  5. mianfr - May 12, 2012 at 3:41 AM

    Didn’t John Lackey do this a couple years ago? Coming off DL, ejected (probably mistakenly) right away, started next day?

  6. billymc75 - May 12, 2012 at 5:11 AM

    Why not pitch the same night?

  7. angrycorgi - May 12, 2012 at 6:30 AM

    If being a d-bag is old school, then yeah…CJ is totally old school.

  8. Detroit Michael - May 12, 2012 at 7:53 AM

    Evan Grant and the article both state the factoid incorrectly. C.J. Wilson is starting on back-to-back days, not just back-to-back games. That’s much more rare.

    For instance, Jason Vargas started the 2nd and 3rd games earlier this season, but they were a week apart. Justin Verlander started back-to-back games surrounding the all-star break a couple years ago. Those occurrences happen, but they feel like scheduling flukes, not accomplishments really.

  9. scapistron - May 12, 2012 at 9:47 AM

    Why did this game even start when it did? Do they not have radar in Texas?

  10. teamobijuan - May 12, 2012 at 10:29 AM

    Why is he getting props for this? Seriously?

    • teamobijuan - May 12, 2012 at 10:31 AM

      It’s not like he pitched a half game and is coming back to do it again. Sure this stat is rare but if you look at it, you might as well say yesterday didn’t even happen.

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