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Gameday 17: Phillies vs Braves

Atlanta Braves (8-7) at Philadelphia Phillies (5-11) Starting Pitchers: PHI: Aaron Harang (2-1 , 1.96) vs.ATL: Alex Wood (1-0 , 3.93) Time: 7:05 EST, Citizens Bank ParkTV: CSNWeather: Clouds, low 50′sMedia: Twitter and Facebook A note for today:  Aaron Harang has been the Phillies best starter in 2015, and he’ll try to keep up the good work against his 2014 team,...
Via Phillies Nation
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Daily Pitcher Duels: Apr. 7

Today brings a limited slate of action, as just 16 teams will take the field. Still, there are some pretty intriguing pitching matchups as teams dig deeper into their starting rotation bags of tricks. Take a peek: Alex Wood (ATL) vs. Mat Latos (MIA) 7:10 PM ET The Braves don’t project particularly well this season, but it shouldn’t be the fault of the front end of their...
Via The Sports Post
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Braves' pitcher Alex Wood aims to shine in starting rotation

DUNEDIN, Fla. (AP) Alex Wood's breakout campaign with the Atlanta Braves last season may have come as a surprise to some people. The hard-throwing lefty, however, wasn't one of them. Between stints in the bullpen and starting rotation during his second big-league season, the 24-year-old Wood emerged as a blossoming star for the rebuilding Braves, going 11-11 with a 2.78 ERA and...
Via AP on Fox
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Player Profile #94: Alex Wood | SP | ATL

Alex Wood was a second round Amateur Draft pick of the Atlanta Braves just two years ago (2012 draft). Although he was considered the Braves number seven prospect at that time, he wasn’t exactly labeled a blue chip talent. Unlike many “can’t miss” arms, Wood was able to fast track it to the major leagues. A 1.68 ERA and 1.02 with only two home runs against over 123 minor...
Via Baseball Professor
January 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Three Cuts: Padres bombard Wood, beat Braves handily

ATLANTA -- The San Diego Padres entered Friday's game against the Atlanta Braves averaging 7.03 hits per contest this season. The Padres passed that mark in the third inning, tallied 12 on starter Alex Wood by the fifth inning, and finished with 13 hits on the way to a 5-2 win at Turner Field over the Braves. San Diego is in town for four games. Here are five observations from Atlanta...
Via Fox Sports South
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Southpaw Wood to rejoin Braves' rotation Wednesday vs. Astros

Well, so much for the Braves walking on eggshells with Alex Wood's much-anticipated return to the starting rotation -- in terms of clearing a spot without bruising any egos. In the wake of Gavin Floyd's significant injury from Thursday (fractured right elbow), Wood will officially assume Floyd's rotation spot next Wednesday (against the Astros), the club announced on Friday. Wood...
Via Fox Sports South
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Atlanta Braves news: Braves fight to stay atop of NL East

The Atlanta Braves have been flirting with disaster lately, losing eight of their last fourteen games to drop to 34-29 on the season. The team is currently in the midst of a three-way battle with the Washington Nationals and the Miami Marlins for the lead in the NL East. Atlanta’s biggest problem in the last few weeks has been the once-resolute bullpen. One of the Braves’ best...
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Wood headed to minors to be stretched out

getty images The Atlanta Braves are ready to activate Jordan Walden which means someone will be kicked out of the bullpen. The odd man out appears to the Alex Wood. Wood has seen time in the rotation and the bullpen this season. The long-term plan is for the left hander to occupy a rotation spot but the Braves had been trying to limit his innings thus far. Already in June and limited...
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Braves moving Wood to bullpen -- for now

ATLANTA -- The Braves have opted to move Alex Wood to the bullpen -- but only for a week. In a temporary fix for what 's become a loaded rotation, manager Fredi Gonzalez announced Friday that Wood would shift to a reliever role instead of making his scheduled Saturday start vs. the Cubs. Wood will return to the starting staff on May 17 against the Cardinals, then Gonzalez will reevaluate...
Via Fox Sports South
May 09, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Wood: 2014 Fantasy Sleeper

Is Alex Wood ready to anchor the back of a deep Braves rotation? Growing up in the Philadelphia area, all I ever heard about was how awful the Phillies’ farm system was and how the Atlanta Braves seem to be a factory for talented, young pitchers. This reputation has continued to hold true for both squads with the next Braves’ addition being Alex Wood in 2014. At 6’4, 215 pounds...
Via Baseball Professor
December 04, 2013  |  Discuss

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