C.J. Wilson escapes unimpressive postseason record
Texas Rangers starting pitcher C.J. Wilson throws during the first inning of Game 5 of baseball's World Series against the St. Louis Cardinals Monday, Oct. 24, 2011, in Arlington, Texas. (AP Photo/Charlie Riedel) By Charlie Riedel
(BaseballStL) -- Texas Rangers pitcher C.J. Wilson almost set a postseason he would rather not have had he been the losing pitcher in Game 5.
Wilson would have been the first pitcher to record four losses in a single postseason if he would have been the losing pitcher in Game 5.
Wilson left the game after pitching 5.1 innings allowing four hits, five walks and two runs (one earned) and the Rangers losing 2-1 at the time.
A solo home run by Adrian Beltre tied the game 2-2 in the bottom of the 6th inning and took Wilson off the hook for his fourth loss this postseason.
Wilson was 0-3 with a 7.17 ERA in four previous postseason starts before Game 5.