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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
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Dodgers manager Dave Roberts said Monday that everyone on his pitching staff will be available in relief for Game 6 on Tuesday other than Clayton Kershaw and Yu Darvish.
Kershaw started Game 5 and Darvish is lined up for a potential Game 7. Alex Wood, who started Game 4 on Saturday and threw 5 2/3 innings, will be available on two days' rest but surely couldn't pitch more than an inning. Oct 30 - 6:31 PM

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Alex Wood gave up just one hit, a solo home run, over 5 2/3 innings in a no-decision in Saturday's World Series Game 4 against the Astros.

Wood was pitching a no-hitter through five innings and got two outs in the sixth before George Springer ended the no-hitter and the shutout bid with a big fly to left field. It also gave the Astros a fleeting lead and briefly put Wood in line to be the loser in the game despite doing almost everything right. The southpaw also walked two and struck out three in his time. We likely won't see Wood get another start this postseason, but he'll certainly be in play for a relief outing if the series goes six or seven games.
Oct 28 - 11:34 PM

Alex Wood will start Game 4 of the World Series against the Astros.

Dodgers' manager Dave Roberts cemented his rotation on Sunday, announcing that Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Yu Darvish will pitch in the first three games. Wood struggled in Game 4 of the NLCS against the Cubs, serving up three solo homers in 4 2/3 innings.
Oct 22 - 8:52 PM

Alex Wood gave up three solo homers in 4 2/3 innings in a 3-2 loss to the Cubs in Game 4 of the NLCS on Wednesday.

Wood allowed just one other hit and he struck out seven, but the solo homers did the Dodgers in on a night where they couldn't figure out Jake Arrieta. It wasn't an atrocious outing, but it wouldn't be a surprise if this was his last start of the postseason if/when Los Angeles is able to close the Cubs out this series.
Oct 19 - 12:31 AM

Alex Wood will get the start in Game 4 of the NLDS against the Diamondbacks.

As it should be. He'll follow Clayton Kershaw, Rich Hill and Yu Darvish in the Dodgers rotation. Hyun-Jin Ryu will be left off the roster.
Oct 5 - 8:36 PM

Alex Wood told reporters that he knows what his role will be in the NLDS will be, but he "isn't at liberty to discuss it."

Wood seems like the most likely candidate to start Game 4 for the Dodgers, but as a southpaw who has pitched effectively out of the bullpen before -- and with Los Angeles having that Clayton Kershaw fellow -- they may believe he's at the most value to the team in the bullpen. It's most likely just head games, but there's at least a chance Wood is used as a reliever this series.
Oct 4 - 6:44 PM

Alex Wood allowed two earned runs, eight hits and a walk with one strikeout over six innings in win against the Padres on Tuesday.

Wood improved to 16-3, posting his third consecutive quality start after a couple of losses to start the month of September. It's been an amazing season for the All-Star southpaw and he'll look to keep it going heading into the postseason. He is currently lined up to make his start in the National League Division Series.
Sep 27 - 3:50 AM

Alex Wood took a no-decision against the Phillies after allowing two runs in six innings on Wednesday.

He struck out six batters without issuing a walk. He surrendered just three base hits but unfortunately they all came in the same inning and produced two runs. Wood has been simply marvelous this year. He is 15-3 with a 2.71 ERA and 1.04 WHIP after 24 starts and two relief appearances. He has amassed 150 strikeouts in 146 1/3 innings. Not bad for a guy who was ninth or tenth on the Dodgers' starting pitching depth chart entering spring training. He took advantage of several injuries to the guys ahead of him to nab a spot in the rotation and has never looked back.
Sep 21 - 12:41 AM

Alex Wood earned his 15th victory of the season on Friday, firing six shutout innings against the Nationals.

Wood scattered just three hits and a walk while punching out eight on the night. It's his first victory since August 9. The 26-year-old southpaw now sits at 15-3 on the season with an outstanding 2.69 ERA, 1.06 WHIP and 144/37 K/BB ratio across 140 1/3 innings. He'll look to replicate this fine effort when he does battle against the Phillies in Philadelphia on Thursday.
Sep 15 - 10:19 PM

Alex Wood struggled in a losing effort against the Rockies on Saturday, surrendering five runs on eight hits over his five innings of work.

Wood also issued three free passes while striking out two. The Rockies got to him early in this one, with a four-run second inning that included a two-run bomb from Trevor Story. Wood has come back to Earth a bit after his phenomenal first half, but still owns a terrific 2.81 ERA and 1.08 WHIP on the season. He'll do battle against the Nationals in Washington on Friday.
Sep 10 - 3:03 AM

Alex Wood was saddled with his second loss of the season in his return from the disabled list on Sunday.

The left-hander allowed four runs on seven hits over his six innings of work while walking three and striking out seven. Most of the damage came via the long ball, with Erick Aybar smashing a two-run homer in the fourth and Jose Pirela adding on a solo shot in the fifth. Wood will carry a still sparkling 2.57 ERA and 1.04 WHIP into Friday's start against the Rockies.
Sep 3 - 8:22 PM

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

Wood will rejoin the rotation on Sunday in San Diego after missing the last couple weeks with SC joint inflammation in his left shoulder. The left-hander's velocity and results have been fading as the year has gone along, but he needs to be started in fantasy leagues in such a good matchup.
Sep 3 - 2:46 PM

Alex Wood (shoulder) will return to the Dodgers' rotation Sunday in San Diego.

And the Dodgers are also getting Clayton Kershaw back for Friday's series opener at Petco Park. Wood has been sidelined since August 22 because of SC joint inflammation in his left shoulder. He boasts a 14-1 record, 2.41 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 127/30 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings this season for Los Angeles.
Aug 29 - 8:00 PM

Dodgers placed LHP Alex Wood on the 10-day disabled list with SC joint inflammation his left shoulder.

Wood missed time earlier this year with the same issue, but he said he plans to return in 10 days during the Dodgers' early-September series against the Padres. The left-hander stands 14-1 with a 2.41 ERA, 1.01 WHIP, and 127/30 K/BB ratio in 123 1/3 innings this season.
Aug 22 - 4:56 PM

Alex Wood dealt with more inflammation in his SC joint during Monday's start versus the Pirates.

The joint runs between the manubrium of the sternum and the clavicle bone. Wood missed a couple weeks of action with the same issue in the first half and Dodgers manager Dave Roberts referred to the situation as "a little concerning." Wood's velocity has dropped steadily this season and was down again Monday and the SC joint problem might be at least partly to blame. It sounds like Wood will probably skip a start or two, but we'll know for sure later this week.
Aug 22 - 12:10 AM

Depth Charts

Batters
PosRoleName
C1Yasmani Grandal
2Austin Barnes
3Kyle Farmer
1B1Cody Bellinger
2B1Logan Forsythe
2Tim Locastro
SS1Corey Seager
3B1Justin Turner
LF1Matt Kemp
2Joc Pederson
3Andrew Toles
CF1Chris Taylor
2Enrique Hernandez
3Alex Verdugo
4Trayce Thompson
RF1Yasiel Puig
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Clayton Kershaw
2Alex Wood
3Rich Hill
4Kenta Maeda
5Hyun-Jin Ryu
6Brock Stewart
7Wilmer Font
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Kenley Jansen
2Pedro Baez
3Luis Avilan
4Tony Cingrani
5Ross Stripling
6Jesen Therrien
7Josh Fields
8Edward Paredes
9Walker Buehler
10Yimi Garcia
11Adam Liberatore
12Pat Venditte