Since leaving Texas this offseason to join the Rangers’ foremost division rivals, the Los Angeles Angels, CJ Wilson has had a rough go of things against his old team. After taking the loss in the teams’ matchup on Wednesday, Wilson is 0-2 in five starts against the Rangers with a 7.65 ERA.
Considering that his numbers on the year as a whole are pretty good--he’s 12-10 with a 3.82 ERA in 2012--one might think that Texas has something on their former ace. But to hear Wilson tell it, he has been beating himself in these games.
“I’ve really had two bad starts against them--the rain delayed game and the game in Texas that I pitched poorly, the barnburner game (a 15-9 loss in August) where I made a couple untimely mistakes and gave up a couple home runs,” Wilson told the Orange County Register, via the Dallas Morning News. “All the other games were just basic baseball games. Tonight--who knows what happens with more batters or more innings?
“I don’t think it really has anything to do with them. It has more to do with me not locating.”
On Wednesday, Wilson was pulled after just 2 1/3 innings, an abbreviated start that left Wilson feeling a little frustrated.
“I wasn’t happy to get pulled from the game but I wasn’t doing very well so it’s my own fault,” Wilson said. “At times, I’m my own worst enemy. At least, I have been the last couple months.”