Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim starting pitcher C.J. Wilson met with manager Mike Scioscia and pitching coach Mike Butcher behind closed doors Thursday, the day after a disastrous start in which Wilson only lasted 2⅔ innings in a loss to the Texas Rangers.
It was the second such "strategy meeting" of the season between Wilson and his coaches, Scioscia said, according to MLB.com's Alden Gonzalez. The first was on Aug. 3, also after a start against the Rangers, his former team.
Scioscia didn't elaborate much on the meeting, offering only this to MLB.com:
"It's just a strategy meeting of just trying to get him to get his best stuff out on the field," said Scioscia, who didn't want to go into much greater detail than that. "We have a lot of confidence in what he can do. We just want to maybe refine some simple things."
Wilson has had five starts this season against his former club, and he has been lackluster. In 20 innings, he's given up 17 earned runs on 27 hits, and he's struck out 19 batters against 13 walks. If you take away those 20 innings against the Rangers, his ERA would drop from 3.82 to 3.37.
After the meeting, MLB.com's Gonzalez reported that Wilson's role would not change. He will stay in the starting rotation.