The left-hander wasn't the same dominating pitcher Sunday that he was in his season debut, but just because Wilson was victimized for seven runs and nine hits in a 9-2 loss to Kansas City doesn't mean he'll be ineffective when he pitches again.
Wilson knows the highs and lows of a 162-game season, knows his eight shutout innings last week in a victory against the
The loss to the
"I get a game in five more days," Wilson said. "I've just got to get ready for that. I'm not going to face the Royals next time. I'm going to face the Astros, so I've got to get prepared for those guys."
Trout had raced around from first base on
"I got a base hit and I got to first base and he was staring at me," Trout said. "I didn't think I did anything wrong. When I touched home plate, I told [teammate
Wilson, who was given a 1-0 lead on a first-inning home run by Pujols, had four strikeouts, an intentional walk and one wild pitch and hit a batter while throwing 94 pitches, 57 for strikes.
Wilson was done in by four runs on four hits — and an error on third baseman
"I probably made a couple of strategic errors and a couple of execution errors," Wilson said. "The way that they're playing right now, it just turned into a lot of hits."
The 6-0 Royals swept the three-game series and have defeated the Angels six consecutive times dating to an
"Obviously we were really fired up to try to salvage up a win out of this series, and we weren't able to do it," Wilson said. "Albert got us off to a good start and then I just wasn't able to put some of the guys away when I had count advantages on them."