Sunday, May 18, 2014


Angels lefty C. J. Wilson joined the 2014 CG club with a five-hit whitewashing of the Tampa Bay Rays in Anaheim last night. The Angels scored twice in each of the first three innings and cruised to a 6-0 win.

Wilson hadn't thrown a complete game since 2011; this was his seventh lifetime CG and his second shutout.

Some eyebrows might go crooked when they see C. J.'s pitch count total: 127. Only Cliff Lee has thrown more in a complete game this season; there have only been seven games where the starter has thrown more than 125 pitches thus far in 2014. Wilson has two of those games (he threw exactly 125 pitches against the Yankees on May 6th).