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Alex Wood | Starting Pitcher

Team: Atlanta Braves
Age / DOB:  (24) / 1/12/1991
Ht / Wt:  6'4' / 215
Bats / Throws: Left / Left
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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

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Alex Wood has been scratched from Friday's scheduled start against the Brewers due to a stomach virus.

Eric Stults will fill in. Wood should be feeling up to rejoining the rotation in a couple days, although it's unclear at the moment when the Braves will slot him back in.
May 22 - 3:51 PM

Alex Wood pitched well in a victory over the Marlins on Saturday, allowing two runs (one earned) over seven strong frames.

He walked two and struck out just one on the afternoon. The only earned run he allowed was a mammoth home run of the bat of Giancarlo Stanton. He'll carry a 2-2 record and 3.83 ERA into next week's start.
May 16 - 5:31 PM

Alex Wood took the loss on Monday against the Phillies, serving up three runs in 4 1/3 innings.

Wood stymied the Phillies in his April 24 start in Philadelphia, but it was a different story on Monday. He was quickly behind the eight-ball following a three-run first inning. He allowed back-to-back one-out singles in the fifth inning before giving way to Michael Kohn, who bailed him out. Wood allowed nine hits, walked two, and struck out four. He carries a 4.32 ERA, a 1.62 WHIP, and a 24/13 K/BB ratio in 33 1/3 innings. Wood will take the hill in D.C. against the Nationals next.
May 4 - 10:44 PM

Alex Wood suffered his first loss of the season, serving up five runs in five innings versus the Nationals on Wednesday.

The Nationals did most of the damage in the fourth inning, when they scored four runs. Three of those runs came in off of the bat of opposing pitcher Jordan Zimmermann, who singled with the bases loaded. Wood, overall, gave up six hits and a walk while striking out eight. The outing marks the first time in his first five starts he has allowed more than three runs. His peripherals aren't that great, though: along with a 4.03 ERA, he has a 1.50 WHIP and a 20/11 K/BB ratio in 29 innings. Wood will have a favorable match-up in his next start, though, as the Phillies will be in Atlanta.
Apr 29 - 10:02 PM

Alex Wood pitched well in a no-decision against the Phillies on Friday, hurling 5 2/3 innings of shutout baseball.

Wood allowed just five hits and two walks while striking out one. He did struggle with his command though, which led to an elevated pitch count (101) and a departure before finishing the sixth inning. The young southpaw now boasts a 3.00 ERA on the season, though he has fanned just 12 hitters in 24 innings and carries a troublesome 1.50 WHIP. He'll look to get back in the win column on Wednesday when he takes on the Nationals.
Apr 24 - 9:45 PM

Alex Wood posted a quality start in a no-decision against the Blue Jays on Saturday, allowing three runs on nine hits over 6 2/3 innings of work.

Wood walked two and failed to record a strikeout in the ballgame. All of the damage against him came on a three-run uprising before he was chased in the seventh. Wood has struggled in the early going, registering a 3.93 ERA and 1.58 WHIP through his first three starts. He'll hope for better results when he takes on the Phillies in Philadelphia on Friday.
Apr 18 - 3:58 PM

Alex Wood took a no-decision in Sunday's start against the Mets, giving up three runs over 6 2/3 innings.

Wood made an early mistake, serving up a first-inning, two-run home run to Michael Cuddyer. In the fourth, opposing pitcher Bartolo Colon lucked into an RBI single. All told, the lefty gave up eight hits, walked three, and struck out seven. Wood has a 3.86 ERA over his first two starts and he'll look to improve in his next start next weekend in Toronto against the Blue Jays.
Apr 12 - 4:30 PM

Alex Wood wasn't at his best but was good enough to earn the win Tuesday, allowing two runs over five innings in a defeat of the Marlins.

Wood was given a near-insurmountable cushion after the Braves put seven runs on Marlins starter Mat Latos in the first inning, which proved to be important as the southpaw was without his best stuff. Wood allowed four hits and three walks in the outing, striking out four in his five innings. He'll look to repeat the outcome, if not the performance, Monday when the Marlins visit the Braves at Turner Field.
Apr 7 - 10:46 PM

Alex Wood permitted just one run over five frames in Thursday's Grapefruit League victory over the Orioles.

He struck out four without issuing any free passes and yielded four hits. Wood finishes his Grapefruit League schedule with a 3.66 ERA and 12 strikeouts across 17 2/3 innings. His win total in 2015 might be low, but Wood is a great guy to have on your fantasy team, anyway.
Apr 2 - 9:56 PM

Alex Wood yielded a pair of unearned runs in 2 2/3 innings Wednesday in a loss to the Cardinals.

Wood allowed three hits, walked two and struck out one. The 24-year-old left-hander should be one of the NL's top 15 starters this year, though the Braves' inability to score runs will likely hurt his fantasy value some.
Mar 11 - 4:11 PM

Alex Wood (forearm) began throwing off a mound on Monday.

Wood missed his final start of last season due to a sore left forearm, but he said he felt normal again within two weeks. The 24-year-old had a 2.78 ERA and 170/45 K/BB ratio across 171 2/3 innings last season and could make another leap forward this year.
Jan 20 - 10:40 AM

Alex Wood will not start Sunday against the Phillies due to a mild forearm strain.

It's a precautionary measure by the already-eliminated Braves. Wood was 11-11 with a 2.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 170/45 K/BB ratio in 171 2/3 innings this season. He should be a front-line fantasy starter again in 2015.
Sat, Sep 27, 2014 04:36:00 PM

Alex Wood gave up three runs -- two earned -- over 6 2/3 innings in Tuesday's loss to the Pirates.

Wood got a little unlucky on the Pirates' first run, as a Christian Bethancourt throwing error allowed a run to score. He was on the hook for the other two, a Travis Snider home run and a Starling Marte RBI double. Wood allowed seven hits and two walks on the night, falling to 11-11 overall. Wood will try to end the season with a positive record when he meets the Phillies in Philadelphia on Sunday.
Tue, Sep 23, 2014 10:15:00 PM

Alex Wood picked up his 11th win of the season, limiting the Nationals to one run over six innings on Wednesday.

Wood has been on a roll, having now allowed only four runs over his last four starts spanning 28 innings. Against the Nationals, the lefty allowed just five hits -- one of which was a solo home run to Stephen Souza -- while walking one and fanning eight. Wood will march into Tuesday's home start against the Pirates with a 2.78 ERA, 1.14 WHIP, and 164/43 K/BB ratio.
Wed, Sep 17, 2014 10:02:00 PM

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PosRoleName
C1Christian Bethancourt
2A.J. Pierzynski
1B1Freddie Freeman
2Joey Terdoslavich
2B1Jace Peterson
2Phil Gosselin
SS1Andrelton Simmons
3B1Chris Johnson
2Juan Uribe
3Kelly Johnson
LF1Jonny Gomes
2Todd Cunningham
CF1Cameron Maybin
2Eric Young Jr.
RF1Nick Markakis
2Dian Toscano
Starting Pitcher
PosRoleName
S1Julio Teheran
2Mike Minor
3Alex Wood
4Shelby Miller
5Michael Foltynewicz
6Williams Perez
7Daniel Winkler
Relief Pitcher
PosRoleName
R1Jason Grilli
2Jim Johnson
3Josh Outman
4Luis Avilan
5Nick Masset
6Andrew McKirahan
7Trevor Cahill
8Brandon Cunniff
9Donnie Veal
10Arodys Vizcaino
11Shae Simmons
12Chris Withrow