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ALEX WOOD RUMORS & GOSSIP

Three Cuts: Wood dominant, bats silent as Braves fall to Rangers

B.J. Upton led off the third inning with a line-drive single to center field, and later scored on a fielder's choice ground ball by Jason Heyward. But his lone run wasn't enough on Friday as the Atlanta Braves fell to the Texas Rangers, 2-1. Atlanta got a fantastic start from Alex Wood, who went seven innings and only gave up four hits and a run while striking out nine. But...
Via Fox Sports South
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Wood continues dominance, as expectations grow

Alex Wood has become an integral part of the Atlanta Braves rotation, and he’s only 23 years old. It’s always a gamble drafting a player who was only a few years removed from Tommy John surgery, but it seems to be paying off. Last season, Wood was dominant in the games he started, going 3-3 […]
Via On-Base Talk
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Alex Wood pitches into eighth, Braves take series from Nationals

Getty Images The Atlanta Braves moved a game closer to the Washington Nationals in the NL East with a 3-1 win on Sunday night. Braves starter Alex Wood pitched into the eighth inning before giving way to the bullpen. Wood walked Jayson Werth before getting Adam LaRoche to strike out in the eighth. At that point manager Fredi Gonzalez lifted Wood for reliever David Carpenter. Carpenter...
Via Tireball.com
August 10, 2014  |  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...
Via Fox Sports South
July 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Pitcher Profile: Why You Should Never Give Up On Wood

Oh man, it's back to real life!  After an awesome weekend in DC to see my Brewers (I'll share some fun graphics next week), it's back to pitching and back to Wood jokes. And of course I mean the criminally (for a stretch) underrated Alex Wood. Wood starting chucking phenomenally out of the gates, with blistering Ks and ratios.  But when Mike Minor got off the DL and...
Via Razzball
July 21, 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...
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...
Via isportsweb.com
June 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Alex Wood Sharp In First Triple-A Start

Atlanta Braves pitcher, Alex Wood, pitched well Thursday night for the Gwinnett Braves.  Wood started and went five strong innings, giving up one run, while walking two and striking out five, in his first Triple-A appearance. Wood got the win as Gwinnett crushed Indianapolis, 10-3. Cody Martin, who usually starts for Gwinnett, came on in the sixth inning and pitched the final four...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
July 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Alex Wood Will Make First Major League Start

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...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
June 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Braves Alex Wood Makes Major League Debut

Atlanta Braves left-handed pitcher Alex Wood made his major league debut Thursday night at Turner Field against the Toronto Blue Jays.  Wood came into the game to start the ninth inning with the Braves up 11-3.  Wood gave up no runs on 1 hit and induced a ground ball double play to end the game. Alex Wood still had the adrenaline following as he spoke to the media after the game...
Via Atlanta Bullpen
May 31, 2013  |  Discuss
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