Los Angeles Angels starting pitcher C.J. Wilson (33) delivers a pitch in the first inning against the Minnesota Twins at Target Field.
And tie them up they did indeed. Alberto Callaspo and Erick Aybar were stellar in keeping the batted balls "in play, out(s)". It makes for all the hot stove assumptions that the Angels might deal from their depth look silly to see the master Sothball plan of rotating players based on the likelihood of ball sin play at their position. It looks to be a rarity to see the Mark Trumbo experiment on the field in 2012 when C.J. is on the mound. In fact, an opponent's offense would have to take offense at it.
Catcher Chris Iannetta made a CERA (Catcher's Earned Run Average) push with Wilson on the mound ...and in stats that actually matter a little he had 2 big Runs Batted In (RBI) to give the Angels a big cushion, making a 2-1 lead in the 7th inning a 4-1 margin with a double off of Twins Starter Nick Blackburn.
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Panther of the Game
C.J. Wilson (416 votes)
Chris Iannetta (72 votes)
Erick Aybar (22 votes)
510 total votes