Found June 17, 2013 on Atlanta Bullpen:
Atlanta Braves rookie Alex Wood will make his first major league start Tuesday against the New York Mets.  The big lefty with the herky-jerky motion, who was called up to the Braves from Double-A Mississippi on May 30, has pitched 7 2/3 innings in six relief appearances for the big club. Braves manager Fredi Gonzalez made the announcement after Sunday night’s 3-0 win over the Giants. Wood will be starting in place of Brandon Beachy, who was scratched after developing elbow inflammation in his final minor league rehab assignment in his road back from Tommy John surgery. Wood is no stranger to starting, as he made 23 minor league starts before being called up to the majors.  This season at Mississippi he pitched a dominating 57 innings, as witnessed by his stellar 1.26 ERA.  He struck out 57, while walking only 15. Wood, who was selected in the second round of the 2012 Braves first year player draft, will face off against Mets’ phenom Matt Harvey, in what should be a fascinating match...
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