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Wash Makes Right Call on C.J.

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    C.J. Wilson #36 of the Texas Rangers.

    C.J. Wilson is having a stellar season and is making himself a lot of money in the upcoming winter free agency period.

    Last week against Tampa Bay, Wilson notched his first-career complete-game shutout.

    On Sunday afternoon, Wilson was in line for another in consecutive starts when he worked eight strong innings, giving up five hits and striking out 11 on 111 pitches.

    But when he came off the field following the eighth inning, Rangers manager Ron Washington let him know immediately that he was finished for the day.

    It was the right move by Washington with just 15 regular-season games left and the Los Angeles Angels right in the Rangers' rearview mirror.

    He's now 6-1 in his last seven starts and has his ERA lowered down to 3.01. It's official, he's an ace and it was the right move by Washington to get him out of an 8-0 ballgame despite the fact he could've added another shutout to his ledger.

    He'll make his next start in Seattle and then it'll be interesting to see what Washington does for the final series in Los Angeles, which would likely depend on if the series means anything.

    Meaningful September baseball is fun.