C.J. Wilson has more than enough in his repertoire to be an elite pitcher — a 92-mph four-seam fastball, a two-seam fastball with good movement, a slider, cut-fastball, curve, changeup, "all plus pitches," said Mike Butcher, Angels pitching coach. "Everything moves," Butcher continued. "He has great tilt on his breaking ball, he changes speeds well, elevates well, he can pitch down, go to both sides of the plate.... There are a lot of areas he can go to to get outs." So why hasn't Wilson won a game in more than five weeks? That was the subject of a meeting Friday among Manager Mike Scioscia, Butcher and Wilson, who is 0-3 with a 5.36 earned-run average in seven starts, with 41 strikeouts and 24 walks in 432/3 innings, since his last win, over Baltimore on June 26.
C.J. Wilson is told to be more aggressive
Los Angeles Times | Aug 4