Nope, not our Lord and Southpaw Savior Cliff Lee.
Why? Because at this point I trust him more. Because at this point he's the best pitcher on the staff.
Amazing for a pitcher who a couple years ago drew our ire when he disgustingly flipped the ball to manager Ron Washington on the mound. Amazing for a pitcher who in spring training wasn't even assured he could be a starter, much less part of Texas' rotation. And amazing for a pitcher who, let's face it, is a bit of a goofball.
Last week against the Twins he actually reached for a line-drive single over his head - with his pitching hand. I asked him why.
"Because I'm a moron," Wilson said only half-joking.
Don't look now, but the moron dragged the Rangers closer to the American League West championship last night.
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While the Oakland A's were losing to the Yankees, Wilson dominated the lowly Kansas City Royals, 3-0. He allowed two hits in 7.2 innings, running his post-All-Star break record to 7-0 and lowering his season ERA to a dazzling 2.88.
In his 27 starts this season the Rangers are 21-6. In Lee's 10 starts, they're 3-7.
Game 1 of the playoffs, I'm handing C.J. the ball. With confidence.
Magic number: 24.