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.
Adam Wainwright has been on fire since the All-Star break and was at it again on Tuesday night against the Houston Astros. Wainwright threw his second shutout of the season while matching a career-high with 12 strikeouts as the Cardinals won 7-0. He has allowed just four runs in 31 innings against the Astros this month. Wainwright won his fourth consecutive start and lowered his season ERA for a seventh straight outing. During that time, Wainwright has allowed nine earned runs in 51 1/3 innings (1.58 ERA) while striking out 50 against seven walks.