There is no hiding the fact that Los Angeles Angels pitcher C.J. Wilson has struggled on the mound in June.
It was quite evident in Tuesday’s game against the Minnesota Twins as he allowed six runs on nine hits, which that included two solo home runs, in just five innings pitched. His start against the Twins could have been much more disastrous if not for the five runs of support the Angels provided him.
For the 33-year-old, it has been an up-and-down season, and this month has been a down month as his 5.60 ERA would tell you.
Prior to this season, Wilson had been one of the Angels’ most reliable starting pitchers. It is not the fact that the nine-year veteran has problems with durable or control, but rather consistency. Although his overall numbers for June are frustrating, he has made two starts in which he was lights-out, allowing just one run on three hits in each outing.
Wilson is Angels’ second-most important pitcher behind Jered Weaver, and they will need him to find a groove to remain in contention for the AL West division.