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Alex Wood | Starting Pitcher | #57

Team: Los Angeles Dodgers
Age / DOB:  (26) / 1/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 219
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
College: Georgia
Drafted: 2012 / Rd. 2 (0) / ATL
Contract: view contract details

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Alex Wood allowed one earned run, six hits and no walks with six strikeouts across seven innings in a no-decision Tuesday against the White Sox.
Wood threw 58 of his 79 pitches for strikes in the quality start. After a couple of rough outings to wrap up the month of July, he has bounced back with three straight quality starts in August while turning in a 2-0 record and 1.89 ERA. He'll look to get back into the win column on Monday in Pittsburgh opposite Gerrit Cole. Aug 16 - 3:53 AM

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Alex Wood improved to 14-1 after holding the Diamondbacks to two runs over six innings on Wednesday.

Wood, whose velocity had been a concern, showed a better fastball in the first three innings tonight before fading some afterwards. He was still good enough to pick up his third win against Arizona this season. However, he did allow four extra-base hits (one homer, three doubles) for the first time all year.
Aug 10 - 12:42 AM

Alex Wood regained some velocity during a bullpen session Sunday after making a mechanical adjustment.

Wood's velocity was down in his last start and he's hasn't pitched very well his last three times out, but Sunday's session went well and he's ready to go for Wednesday's start in Arizona. The Dodgers had previously left open the possibility of skipping the lefty's next turn in the rotation.
Aug 8 - 10:20 AM

Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Friday that it's possible "but unlikely" that the club skips Alex Wood's next turn in the rotation.

Wood's velocity was down a bit in his last start and he's scuffled a bit over his last three outings. But, it sounds like he'll take the ball next week in Arizona as scheduled.
Aug 4 - 5:46 PM

Alex Wood held the Braves to one run over six innings Thursday, earning a win in the process.

Facing his old team, Wood scattered seven hits and two walks in what was not his most efficient outing, but still an effective one. The win improved him to 13-1 on the year and righted the ship after he'd had two of his worst starts this year in his previous two times out. That Thursday's outing wasn't a dominant one, either, offers some reason to temper optimism, but it's not as though owners can bench a guy who's going to garner Cy Young votes at season's end. We'll see where the 26-year-old is at when he takes on the Diamondbacks in Arizona next Wednesday.
Aug 4 - 12:23 AM

Alex Wood surrendered four runs on eight hits over seven innings in Friday's win over the Giants.

Wood struck out five without walking a batter in the contest. He held the Giants to just one run over the first six innings and carried a 2-1 lead into the seventh before a few missteps cost him the advantage. After two runners reached (one on an error), Wood proceeded to give up back-to-back-to-back RBI hits to Jae-Gyun Hwang, Nick Hundley and Gorkys Hernandez and when the dust settled, the Giants held a 4-2 advantage. As they tend to do, the Dodgers would come back with four runs one half-inning later to take the lead once more (this time for good). Despite this little stumble, the 26-year-old Wood still holds a crisp 2.38 ERA, 0.99 WHIP and 110/27 K/BB ratio across 98 1/3 frames. He will tango with the Braves in a home start next time he takes to the mound.
Jul 29 - 12:56 AM

Alex Wood finally had an off night on Friday, giving up nine runs -- seven earned -- in 4 2/3 innings versus the Braves to take his first loss of the season.

Wood had been 11-0 with a 1.56 ERA. He gave up more earned runs tonight than he had in his previous 10 starts combined (six runs in 62 innings). He hurt his own cause in the fourth, when he tried to handle a popup and dropped it, scoring two runs. He also gave up a grand slam to opposing starter Jaime Garcia, which wasn't ideal.
Jul 22 - 1:53 AM

Alex Wood shut out the Marlins for six innings Saturday, earning a win.

Wood allowed just three singles and a walk over his six innings, striking out four while keeping the Marlins' hitters off balance all evening. It was the latest installment in what's been an undeniably brilliant season thus far for the 26-year-old, who's now a perfect 11-0 with a 1.56 ERA, 0.88 WHIP and 101/23 K/BB ratio over 86 2/3 innings. Wood will look to keep his stellar season going Friday against the Braves.
Jul 15 - 11:59 PM

Alex Wood allowed just three hits and two walks with 10 strikeouts over seven scoreless frames in Wednesday's win against the Diamondbacks.

Wood was stupendous, throwing 61 of his 85 pitches to move to 10-0 while lowering his ERA to 1.67. He is the first Dodgers starter to reach 10-0 since Don Newcombe accomplished the feat back in 1955 when the franchise was in Brooklyn. Wood hasn't lost since May 30, 2016, a span of 13 straight outings. Teammate Clayton Kershaw is scheduled to pitch Sunday, so Wood could be an All-Star replacement for the left-hander.
Jul 6 - 4:31 AM

Alex Wood moved to 9-0 after allowing one run and two hits over six innings against the Padres on Friday.

Wood made just four starts in June, so he won't be in the running to win a second straight NL Pitcher of the Month award. Still, he came back strong from his brief stay in the DL, going 3-0 with a 2.10 ERA for the month.
Jul 1 - 1:50 AM

Alex Wood pitched six innings and allowed one run and three hits Friday in a victory over the Rockies.

It was a surprise to see Wood hit for himself in the bottom of the sixth, but he didn't come back out for the seventh after 98 pitches. That's actually a season-high pitch count for him this year, as the Dodgers have tried to be very careful with him after he opened the season in the pen. He's 8-0 with a 1.86 ERA.
Jun 24 - 1:23 AM

Alex Wood pitched eight innings and allowed just one run Friday in the Dodgers' 3-1 victory over the Reds.

Wood needed just 89 pitches to get through eight, but between his durability issues and Kenley Jansen's presence in the pen, there wasn't any good reason to send the lefty out to go for the complete game. Wood improved to 7-0 with a 1.90 ERA. He's always had good stuff, but improved control has helped this year; he's gone back-to-back outings without a base on balls and he's walked more than two just once this season.
Jun 17 - 12:25 AM

Alex Wood allowed three earned runs, five hits and no walks with seven strikeouts over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision Saturday against the Reds.

It wasn't Wood's best outing, but he also did not walk any batters while keeping a zero in the loss column for the season. He has allowed just 15 walks and one home run across 53 2/3 innings this season while posting an impressive 2.01 ERA and 0.99 WHIP. He'll look to get back into the win column in his next scheduled start in a rematch with Asher Wojciechowski in Cincinnati on Friday.
Jun 11 - 4:42 AM

Dodgers activated LHP Alex Wood from the 10-day disabled list.

Wood will toe the rubber Saturday against Cincinnati after missing a couple weeks with shoulder inflammation. Kenta Maeda will move to the bullpen with Wood back in the rotation. The left-hander has been practically un-hittable this year, going 6-0 with a 1.69 ERA over 10 outings including eight starts for the Dodgers.
Jun 10 - 7:46 PM

Alex Wood (shoulder) will return Saturday against the Reds.

Woods is back after a two-week stint on the disabled list. It looked like Woods might be dealing with something more serious after being examined by team doctors last week but that proved to be a false alarm. The left-hander is undefeated with a 1.90 ERA in eight starts this year.
Jun 8 - 9:26 PM

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3B1Justin Turner
LF1Curtis Granderson
2Franklin Gutierrez
3Andre Ethier
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CF1Chris Taylor
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Starting Pitcher
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Yu Darvish
3Alex Wood
4Rich Hill
5Kenta Maeda
6Hyun-Jin Ryu
7Brandon McCarthy
8Scott Kazmir
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R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
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4Brandon Morrow
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