C.J. Wilson was a workhorse for the Texas Rangers for the past two seasons. In fact, he led the league in games started in 2011. He also made numerous starts in the past two postseasons.
This year, for his new team, the Los Angeles Angels, Wilson is once again leading the league in games started, but his numbers are starting to suffer.
Wilson took the loss on Monday night, as the Angels fell to the putrid Cleveland Indians to remain eight games back of the Rangers in the AL West, and took a comebacker to his pitching hand in the process. X-rays were negative, and Wilson doesn't expect to miss a start, but it might do him some good.
Since picking up his last win on June 26, Wilson is 0-5 with a 5.04 ERA to take his season ERA up to 3.32.
Though it appears, at least hopefully if you're a Rangers fan, that Derek Holland and Yu Darvish have turned things around with their efforts this weekend, Wilson is searching for a similar start to get things going again.
Could it be that getting all that work over the past 2 3/4 seasons has just been too much work? It would explain the decline of Wilson and Holland.