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Alex Wood | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4" / 215
Bats / Throws: Right / Left
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Alex Wood fired 7 1/3 scoreless innings in a no-decision as the Braves lost in 11 innings to the Orioles on Monday.
Wood dominated the Orioles, limiting them to three hits and a pair of walks while fanning seven. It certainly registers as one of his finest starts this season. The lefty has a 3.54 ERA, a 1.41 WHIP, and a 90/36 K/BB ratio over 119 1/3 innings. Wood will take on the Phillies this weekend in Philadelphia. Jul 27 - 10:39 PM

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Alex Wood hung in for a quality start and a win Tuesday against the Dodgers, allowing three runs over 6 2/3 innings in the outing.

Wood had to earn it, as he gave up six hits and walked four over the course of the evening. It was his first quality start this month and helped stop the bleeding a bit -- his ERA had risen from 3.17 on June 28 to 3.76 through his final start before the All-Star break. Wood will carry a 7-6 record, 3.78 ERA and 1.46 WHIP into an interleague tilt with the Orioles on Monday.
Jul 21 - 10:35 PM

Alex Wood struggled mightily in Sunday's loss to the Rockies, yielding seven runs on 10 hits over 5 2/3 innings.

Wood struck out six and walked two. He allowed three runs in the second inning on a pair of RBI singles, with the other four runs on his line scoring in a five-run sixth inning that led to his exit from the contest. The loss dropped him to 6-6 on the year and he enters the All-Star Break holding a 3.76 ERA, 1.45 WHIP and 80/30 K/BB ratio over 105 1/3 innings.
Jul 12 - 7:41 PM

Alex Wood will start on Sunday in Colorado following Thursday's rain-shortened outing.

Wood threw just two pitches on Thursday, so he'll be brought back on short rest in the Braves' final game prior to the All-Star break. Manny Banuelos had been slated for the outing, but instead he'll be available in relief this weekend.
Jul 10 - 8:36 AM

Alex Wood threw just two pitches before his night ended with a long rain delay Thursday.

This game never should have started in the first place, and it probably shouldn't have been picked up after the delay. At least Wood will still get to pitch once more before the All-Star break; the Braves intend to start him Sunday, with Manny Banuelos spending the weekend in the bullpen.
Jul 10 - 2:32 AM

Alex Wood danced around trouble to allow four runs on 10 hits over six innings in Saturday's win over the Phillies.

Wood struck out four and walked two in the contest. While he didn't pitch great, opposing starter Kevin Correia was worse and Wood was the beneficiary of nine runs scored by the Brave offense. The 24-year-old southpaw is the owner of a 3.34 ERA and 1.41 WHIP. He'll face off with the Rockies in Denver next time he takes the ball.
Jul 4 - 10:25 PM

Alex Wood twirled 7 1/3 scoreless innings as the Braves edged the Pirates 2-1 on Sunday.

Wood was stingy in picking up his fifth victory, allowing just five hits without walking a batter. The southpaw also struck out eight on the day. The win was his first since June 1, a fact that speaks more to the Braves' struggles than to Wood's effectiveness. The 24-year-old will carry a 3.17 ERA into Saturday's matchup with the Phillies.
Jun 28 - 4:27 PM

Alex Wood allowed 10 hits and three runs in Tuesday's loss to the Nationals.

Wood did his best to limit the damage, as nine of the 10 Nationals hits against him were singles. He also walked one and struck out two in the start. It's been that kind of year for Wood, who owns a nice 3.44 ERA but a less attractive 1.44 WHIP through 14 starts. Wood will try to be more efficient Sunday when the Braves visit the Pirates.
Jun 24 - 12:14 AM

Alex Wood fanned seven while allowing two runs -- one earned -- over six innings Wednesday as the Braves beat the Red Sox 5-2.

Unfortunately, Wood didn't get the win. Still, he's 3-2 with a 2.52 ERA over his last six starts. He hasn't really dominated like he did at times last year, but he's still been an asset in mixed leagues lately.
Jun 17 - 10:51 PM

Alex Wood was hit in the head by a line drive during batting practice, but checked out fine.

Good news. Wood is still on track to start Wednesday against the Red Sox.
Jun 16 - 3:02 PM

Alex Wood took the loss Friday against the Mets after giving up five runs (four earned) over 6 1/3 innings.

The southpaw struck out six in the loss. Wood had to deal with a bunch of baserunners, giving up six hits and a season-high four walks. He had allowed just two home runs in 67 innings over his first 11 starts, but he gave up two of them Friday. Wood's ERA now sits at 3.67 for the year. He'll get the scuffling Red Sox next week at home.
Jun 12 - 10:30 PM

Alex Wood was ejected from Sunday's game against the Pirates for arguing balls and strikes.

Wood's pitch count was up to 88 pitches by the time he got thrown out, so his day might have been over anyway. The left-hander allowed three earned runs on seven hits and a walk in a start that lasted five innings. He'll take on the Mets on the road next.
Jun 7 - 4:13 PM

Alex Wood earned the win with a terrific outing on Monday against the Diamondbacks, allowing only one run in eight innings.

The only run came in on an Ender Inciarte sacrifice fly in the fifth inning. Wood scattered seven hits without issuing a walk while striking out four. The lefty is on a hot streak, posting a 1.88 ERA over his last four starts. On the year, he's carrying a 3.19 ERA with a 1.42 WHIP and a 42/18 K/BB ratio in 62 innings. Wood will look to win in his fourth consecutive start when he faces the Pirates at home next.
Jun 2 - 12:34 AM

Alex Wood permitted just one run and struck out six over seven frames in Wednesday's win over the Dodgers.

He scattered seven hits and declined to issue a free pass. The stellar showing was good to see after Wood was scratched from his last start on Friday because of a stomach virus. He showed no ill effects here, keeping at bay a dangerous Dodgers lineup in Los Angeles. Wood has a decent 3.50 ERA, but it comes with a terrible 1.50 WHIP and only 38 strikeouts over 54 innings.
May 28 - 1:16 AM

Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez said Friday that Alex Wood will make his next scheduled start on Wednesday against the Dodgers in Los Angeles.

Wood was scratched from his scheduled start on Friday due to a stomach virus. Gonzalez also noted that Wood could be available out of the bullpen the next couple of days.
May 22 - 11:40 PM

Depth Charts

C1A.J. Pierzynski
2Ryan Lavarnway
1B1Freddie Freeman
2B1Jace Peterson
SS1Andrelton Simmons
2Pedro Ciriaco
3B1Adonis Garcia
2Chris Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eury Perez
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Williams Perez
6Matt Wisler
7Michael Foltynewicz
8Manny Banuelos
9Bronson Arroyo
Relief Pitcher
R1Jim Johnson
2Arodys Vizcaino
3David Aardsma
4Luis Avilan
5Jason Frasor
6Andrew McKirahan
7Ross Detwiler
8Brandon Cunniff
9Chris Withrow
10Jason Grilli
11Shae Simmons
12Josh Outman