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Wilson to start Game 1 of ALDS for Texas

Posted on: September 24, 2011 6:20 pm
Edited on: September 24, 2011 6:21 pm
 
C.J. WilsonBy C. Trent Rosecrans

Not that there was much of a question, but Rangers manager Ron Washington made it official on Saturday, announcing that C.J. Wilson would start Game 1 of the American League Divisional Series, no matter who the Rangers face in the first round of the playoffs.

Washington didn't announce the rest of his rotation, but the Rangers currently have Colby Lewis, Derek Holland and Matt Harrison following the left-hander.

The Rangers will keep Wilson in the rotation and have him start Monday against the Angels, but plan on cutting his putting short so that he can start Game 1 on three days' rest on Friday in the start of the playoffs.

Wilson had a blister pop up on the middle finger of his left hand in his last start, Wednesday against Oakland, but he told T.R. Sullivan of MLB.com that his finger is "completely healed." A blister forced him from Game 2 of the World Series last year, his lone start in the World Series. Wilson went 1-2 with a 3.70 ERA in four playoff starts last season. The Rangers, of course, had Cliff Lee as their top starter a year ago.

Washington also said he would keep eight relievers on his playoff roster, meaning he'll take just two catchers, Yorvit Torrealba and Mike Napoli, leaving Matt Treanor at home.

Texas enters Saturday's game tied with Detroit for the second-best record in the American League. Whichever team finishes with the worse record will open the ALDS in New York against the Yankees.

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Since: Dec 2, 2011
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Since: Sep 7, 2006
Posted on: September 25, 2011 12:43 am
 

Wilson to start Game 1 of ALDS for Texas

This story doesnt make much sense anyway.  Your ace is pitching game 1.....no way?!?!?!?!   Isnt there other things to cover now.



Since: Sep 2, 2011
Posted on: September 24, 2011 11:39 pm
 

Wilson to start Game 1 of ALDS for Texas

Your comment makes no sense...couldn't be more out of context...why would he be pitching in the Oakland house? Have a point...the world is full of enough drivel.



Since: May 26, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2011 8:18 pm
 

Wilson to start Game 1 of ALDS for Texas

 If Texas hangs on to the 2nd spot and Boston gets dragged into the postseason as the wild card, you go Wilson/Holland/Harrison. It's a prodominantly lefthanded lineup in Boston, and we know they can struggle against Texas. 3 lefties will make it difficult



Since: Aug 7, 2008
Posted on: September 24, 2011 7:02 pm
 

Wilson to start Game 1 of ALDS for Texas

Having Wilson start Game 1 is a good move...provided that he doesn't pitch in the Oakland Coliseum. He made a big deal about pitching there. He hates the fans. He hates the food. He hates the mound. He hates the field. He hates the umpires. He hates everything about that stadium. From his win/loss record at that stadium I can understand why he dislikes playing there so much....but to criticize fans of another team.....that's something you usually hear from a Yankee, Red Sox or Dodger fan.


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