Found August 28, 2013 on Atlanta Bullpen:
PLAYERS: Alex Wood
TEAMS: Atlanta Braves
The Atlanta Braves hoped that Brandon Beachy could recover from his Tommy John surgery and regain his old form the last couple months of the regular season, and especially the playoffs.  Beachy was the Braves best starter last season, and it was hoped that he could be a top of the rotation pitcher again by playoff time. The way Alex Wood has pitched, the need for Brandon Beachy to contribute this season has been greatly diminished. It would be nice if Beachy can recover from his recent bout with elbow inflammation, and pitch effectively this season, but barring injury to another starter, it isn’t necessary. Alex Wood was outstanding in his five August starters.  In 30 innings, he gave up only 20 hits and nine walks.  The big southpaw struck out 28,and allowed hitters only a .190 average. Wood was so effective in August, that he is most likely a leading candidate for the National League pitcher of the month.   Heady stuff for a 22-year old who pitched at the University of Georgia las...
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