C.J. Wilson benefits from following Cliff Lee
But when Wilson follows Lee and both pitch against the same opponent, Wilson is even more impressive:
He's 3-1 with a 1.40 ERA. Wilson has 25 strikeouts and 13 walks and has given up just 12 hits in 25 2/3 innings.
"Cliff is a better version of me," Wilson said. "He throws a little bit harder. He's a little bit taller, has a little bit smaller waist, so I try to follow his lead on a lot of stuff. I just watched him kind of work in and out with his fastball and from there I was able to see which guys maybe it was necessary to go in on and which guys it wasn't and that had a big factor [Thursday]."
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