C.J. Wilson Continues To Struggle

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C.J. Wilson had another disappointing performance in one of the most insane games of the season as Angels’ won 14-13 in 10 innings in Boston on Thursday night. Wilson was tagged for seven runs (six earned) on eight hits over five innings. He now has a 7.43 ERA over his last eight starts and 3.83 ERA on the year. Its hard to figure out why Wilson continues to struggle this season. There has not been any mention of an injury, but nobody can ignore the fact that he has given up seven home runs over his last eight starts after giving up seven in his first 19 starts this season.

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There is too much upside with Wilson to consider dropping him in most formats, but I suggest thinking twice about using him next week with another meeting against the Red Sox on tap. His last win was June 26.

In other fantasy news…..

  • Domonic Brown went 2-for-6 with a double and two runs scored in Thursday’s extra-inning win over the Reds. Brown is hitting .286 with one home run, seven doubles and 11 RBI over his first 23 games since being called up from the minors on July 31. Brown has never met the expectations that were put on him two years ago as a top prospect, but he seems to be figuring things out.
  • Albert Pujols (calf) had an MRI on his right calf on Thursday. It revealed inflammation and he’s considered day-to-day.
  • Vernon Wells homered and collected three RBI in a crazy game at Fenway Park.
  • Miguel Cabrera (ankle) left Thursday’s game with a sore right ankle, but hopes to be in the lineup tonight against the Angels.
  • Justin Verlander struck out 12 and gave up two runs over nine innings Thursday in no-decision against the Blue Jays.
  • Dexter Fowler (ankle) is out of his air cast and isn’t using crutches, but remains day-to-day.
  • Buster Posey (hamstring) was held out of the starting lineup again on Thursday.
  • Devin Mesoraco was optioned to Triple-A Louisville on Thursday, but should be back when rosters expand in September.
  • Dustin Pedroia homered and collected five RBI on Thursday in a loss to the Angels.
  • Josh Hamilton drove in five more runs in a win over the Twins and leads the American League with 107 RBI.
  • Ivan Nova was placed on the disabled list Thursday after an MRI revealed inflammation in his right rotator cuff.