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C.J. Wilson wanted more from short outing

9/27/2011

ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Texas Rangers starter C.J. Wilson wasn't content to simply get his 38 pitches.

"I wasn't happy with it," Wilson said. "I would have liked to have thrown 40 pitches in four or five innings. I walked two guys. That's embarrassing."

But manager Ron Washington was fine with it. His No. 1 starter got a chance to face a Los Angeles Angels team that went into the game with faint playoff hopes and came out healthy.

"He got his work in," Washington said. "He'll be ready."

Wilson said he will mentally move on to the postseason. He has a bullpen session scheduled for Tuesday so that he can then take the next two days off before Game 1 on Friday at a site and against a team yet to be determined. If the Rangers can figure out where they will play -- in other words if they can win and the Tigers lose Tuesday -- Wilson will fly to Texas on Wednesday so he gets even more rest.

He said that he used Monday as a chance to throw some more changeups and ended up throwing four of them.

"I threw three for strikes and got two outs, so I was happy with that," Wilson said.